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2009-04-16 13:14:05

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, will host two press events during the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science that will take place at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. The two events are scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 21 April 2009. At 1100 BST, a press conference will highlight a major and truly unique discovery in the field of exoplanets, made possible with ESO telescopes. From 1130 until 1330 BST the same day, a special writer's workshop will be dedicated to the...

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2009-02-06 10:40:00

UA Mirror Lab technologies will be used in the powerful next-generation telescope. Nine astronomical research organizations from the United States, Australia and Korea have signed an official agreement to construct and operate the Giant Magellan Telescope, or GMT, at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the Giant Magellan Telescope Corp. announced today. Seok Jae Park, president of the Korean Astronomy and Space Sciences Institute, on behalf of the Republic of Korea, becomes the ninth partner...

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2009-02-06 09:25:00

Emerging field of astrophotonics shows promise in analyzing light from the night sky Future telescopes, with mirrors half the size of a football field, will need special components to deal with the light they collect. Astronomers are turning to photonic devices that guide and manipulate light inside specially-designed materials. The greatest potential, which is described in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal, may lie in a laser-based technique...

2008-12-02 09:01:00

LabVIEW Real-Time Module Establishes High-Performance Computing Benchmarks in European Extremely Large Telescope Application AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) recently was announced as a finalist in the 2008 Supercomputing Conference Analytics Challenge for accomplishments in high-performance computing (HPC) with the NI LabVIEW graphical system design platform. This recognition acknowledges the most innovative solution to the more...

2008-02-06 00:00:00

By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON -- A telescope arms race is taking shape around the world. Astronomers are drawing up plans for the biggest, most powerful instruments ever built, capable of peering far deeper into the universe, and further back in time, than ever before. The building boom, which is expected to play out over the next decade and cost billions of dollars, is being driven by technological advances that afford unprecedented clarity and magnification. In fact, the supersized...

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2008-02-04 00:35:00

The development of new technological advances is setting the course for a worldwide telescopic arms race. Astronomers are currently planning to construct large land-based telescopes with the capability of seeing further back in time than ever before. The telescopes will produce clearer images than even those taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which was put into orbit in 1990 and was long respected for its ability to clear up distortion caused by the Earth's atmosphere. Now, new land-based...

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2006-12-12 09:06:06

ESO Council Gives Green Light to Detailed Study of the European Extremely Large Telescope European astronomy has received a tremendous boost with the decision from ESO's governing body to proceed with detailed studies for the European Extremely Large Telescope. This study, with a budget of 57 million euro, will make it possible to start, in three years time, the construction of an optical/infrared telescope with a diameter around 40m that will revolutionise ground-based astronomy. The chosen...

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2005-07-09 18:45:00

PPARC -- Astronomers from across Europe today (July 7th) took a step closer to making their plans for a giant telescope a reality when they unveiled the scientific case for an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) - a monster telescope with a light capturing mirror of between 50 and 100 metres, dwarfing all previous optical telescope facilities. The announcement was made at a meeting in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands and initiates the design phase of the project. Astronomers plan to use the ELT to...

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2005-07-07 14:44:34

EU -- Astronomy is one of the most ancient sciences that humanity has ever pursued. Since the dawn of civilisation, mankind has gazed at the night sky, awed and inspired by its black emptiness, the apparent immutability of the heavens, and wondered. Through the study of the heavens mankind has always sought to discover its place in the scheme of things, its connection to the divine, and its ultimate fate. Mankind has evolved from these early times, we live now in a technological era of high...

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2005-04-09 00:45:00

RAS -- The largest ground-based optical telescopes in use today use mirrors that are 10 m (33 ft) across. But the prospects for future Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) are looking up. According to recent studies by international teams of astronomers and leading astronomical organisations, the next generation of optical telescopes could be 50-100 metres (165 330 ft) in diameter - big enough to fill a sports stadium. This quantum leap in size has important implications, since astronomers want...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Overwhelmingly Large Telescope -- The European Southern Observatory has undertaken a concept study for the next generation of ground-based Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). Dubbed OWL, ESO's concept is conceived as a 100 m. diameter optical and near-infrared, adaptive telescope. With milliarc second resolution and limiting magnitude V~38, OWL will be capable of imaging solar system objects at resolutions comparable to that offered by space probes, over much longer time scales. It...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
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