The Xiangyun Hotel lies in the heart of Sichuan province’s Daocheng county, an area famous for its picturesque terrain, Tibetan pilgrims and Buddhist stupas.
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Yang Liu, an employee in her early 30s, said the observatory “looks grand and impressive, and the way it’s filled with dots reminds me of the beautiful starry nights I grew up with”.
Yet she has trouble understanding what the 136-hectare facility actually does –
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The observatory, which is under construction 4.4 kilometers above sea level, will be the highest cosmic ray observatory in the world when it is finished. It will be
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Scientists also hope the telescope array will act as a unique science attraction, according to the project’s chief technologist, He Huihai, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of High Energy Physics.
“Whatever spot we choose, we always want our installations to preserve the
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The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope – the world’s largest – in
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He Huihai and his team have a similar vision for the Daocheng observatory, with
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Liu Zhigang, a restaurant owner in Daocheng, was thrilled about getting another attraction near his home because most visitors only come between July and October for the scenery, and there is little business any other months.
Telling his employees about the project, Liu used a phonetic pronunciation of the observatory’s abbreviated name LHAASO. But because of his dialect, he mispronounced the Mandarin lasuo. Instead, he called it lasao, a homophone for
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“I think it’s a fitting name, because Sichuan is famous for its hot food, and the people here are very hospitable, like a close family relative,” he said. “I hope lasao can bring business year-round.”
Liu Huocheng, a retiree from Taiwan, said he would love to see the facility in the
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