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Clear sky that is free from air pollution is necessary to observe stars, planets, and other sky objects. In that consideration, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) choose Amfoang, area located on the slopes of Mount Timao, Amfoang Tengah Subdistrict, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) as the location of the national observatory.
The statement was enunciated by the Head of Lapan Thomas Djamaluddin in the event to mark the construction of the first National Observatory owned by Lapan in Amfoang, Monday (9/7). According to him, Amfoang which is located in the southern hemisphere is an advantage because of the number of observatories that observed the southern sky is only a few, among others in South Africa, South America and Australia.