The new observatory at Saint Mary's College was the focus of a front-page story in the Contra Costa Times:
The Heavens are not so far away when seen through a new state-of-the-art telescope now making its home in a white dome atop a hill above Saint Mary's College.
To astronomy and physics professor Ron Olowin, the new observatory and a white cross on a nearby hill are symbols of the College's broad educational mission, from its Catholic base to serious science instruction.
"It's a very wide spectrum of inquiry," he said. "I think that's what we're all about."