Academy Symposium

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

22 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs
Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0710
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At this symposium, five researchers will talk about the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and what it will be able to observe once it is completed.

20161122-Artistieke-impressie-E-ELT-ESO-460-body.jpgArtist impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Source: European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Optical telescope

Europe is building an optical telescope in Chile that has a diameter of almost forty metres – one of the largest in the world. Meeting the 2024 completion deadline will be an enormous challenge for astronomers, physicists, optical and mechanical engineers, mathematicians, systems and control specialists and computer experts. Will they succeed? And what will the telescope show us once it’s done?