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The European Extremely Large Telescope

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18:00 – 19:30 17 Jan 2018
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Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

Speakers: Prof Isobel Hook (Lancaster)

Further information: The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a future ground-based optical and infrared telescope, which is being designed and built by the European Southern Observatory. With a primary mirror diameter of 39m, it will be the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world when it enters operation in the middle of the next decade. Construction work is underway at the telescope site in Chile. In this talk, I will discuss some highlights from the science case for the ELT, which ranges from studies of exo-planets to the most distant galaxies and cosmology. I will also describe the telescope design and plans for the instrumentation suite. Finally, I will discuss the current status of the project.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm.

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Organised by: IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
Contact details: Dr Christopher Bowdery: lancashireandcumbria@physics.org

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics/about-us/people/isobel-hook


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