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  • UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has announced two new astronomical World Heritage Sites: Jodrell Bank Observatory (UK) and Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria (Spain).
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Welcome to the integrated web portal for UNESCO’s Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative, supported by the International Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage and by the International Astronomical Union through its Commission C4 on World Heritage and Astronomy. The Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy exists to raise awareness of the importance of astronomical heritage worldwide and to facilitate efforts to identify, protect and preserve such heritage for the benefit of humankind, both now and in the future.