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On the 22nd of September the final positive report was presented by the office of the National Park in which the observatory is situated to the Government (`Cabildo') of La Palma. Since them we have been waiting for the final permission from the Cabildo which is based on the reports from the different institutions involved. We have both formally and informally contacted the Cabildo to try to speed-up the process but with still no result (this process is suppose to take 3 weeks in the worst case).

We have already discussed alternatives with the building company, and it seems possible to have all but the instrument move ready before Spring next year.

Thomas Augusteijn 2005-10-27