Science and Engineering Challenges of the European Extremely Large Telescope

General event

Science and Engineering Challenges of the European Extremely Large Telescope

  • Event time: 7:30pm
  • Event date: 13th December 2011
  • Speaker: (UK-Astronomy Technology Centre - Edinburgh)
  • Location: Royal Society, London

Event details

Abstract: European partners are gearing up to start construction of the world’s biggest optical and infrared telescope. I will explain the scientific breakthroughs we hope this will bring, and describe the technological and engineering challenges of building this huge telescope that will have a primary mirror of nearly 40 metres in diameter and be housed in an enclosure nearly as big as a football stadium.

Refreshments from 7.00pm

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