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    Astronomy at DeMiguel 

    DeMiguel Elementary School is fortunate to have Walker Observatory located on campus.  Walker houses a 14" Newtonian reflector.
    Thanks to tax credit monies, donations and grants, Walker also has several portable telescopes and solar filters, so observing can take place during the day or in the evening. 
    The main telescope was built by retired educator and avid amateur astronomer, Kenneth Walker.  Just prior to his death, his family donated the telescope and dome to DeMiguel.






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