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Astrophysics Colloquium

The UK Instrumentation and Adaptive Optics Programme for the European Southern Observatory
Presented by Colin Cunningham
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Monday, August 17, 2015
12:00 noon in 169-336

Abstract
I will describe the work we are doing in the UK for the European Southern Observatory, starting with some background about the UK Astronomy Centre in Edinburgh. Then I'll describe the Multi Object Spectrometer projects we have done and are doing for ESO (KMOS and MOONS). Finally, I'll tell you about the UK programme for the European Extremely Large Telescope: Status of the E-ELT, the instruments we are involved in, and the Adaptive Optics R&D programme. In particular, I'll give a brief update on the CANARY test-bed on the William Herschel Telescope.

About the Speaker
Prof. Colin Cunningham, from the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, is Director of the UK ELT Programme.


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