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Observatory building design: a case study of DAG with infrastructure and facilities
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Paper Abstract

Eastern Anatolian Observatory (DAG), will be built in one of the well-known mountain ridges of Erzurum, Turkey, at latitude of 39°46'50, longitude of 41°13'35 and an altitude of 3.151 meters. As well as erecting the largest telescope of Turkey, the DAG project aims to establish an observatory complex both small in size and functional enough to give service to all astronomy community. In this paper, the challenge is explained in details: geological and geographical limitations, environmental and meteorological constraints, engineering and structural considerations, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99112S (19 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234386
Show Author Affiliations
Ali Erkan Sahmali, GÜNARDA Energy and Building - Research and Consultancy Inc. (Turkey)
Cahit Yesilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
Astrophysics Research and Application Ctr. (Turkey)
Sinan K. Yerli, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniv. (Turkey)
Onur Keskin, FMV Işık Üniv. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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