In June our energy team went for their first field trip to Atacama del Chile, 5000 m above sea level, a notorious paradise for astronomers. The team ran workshops and discussed with engineers on site about renewable energy solutions.
July 5th was a crucial day for the AtLAST project: several months of planning and organization culminated in a workshop on sustainable energy communities in San Pedro de Atacama.
The AtLAST team mourns Richard Hills, who passed away June 5th, 2022, and to whom we are ever grateful. Over the last several decades, Richard contributed to many of the premier millimeter and submillimeter telescopes around the world, including JCMT, ALMA, CMB-S4, and, most recently, AtLAST.
Designed and implemented by Luca Di Mascolo, the new logo shows more realistic features of the antenna’s structural design as well as hints at the ideal location for the world's largest sub-millimetre astronomical telescope.
In June 2022, the University of Oslo, on behalf of the AtLAST consortium, and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR), signed a cooperation agreement to facilitate and promote the scientific and technical collaboration between the AtLAST design study and the APEX telescope projects.
In December 2021, two of our Europe-based AtLAST team members traveled to Chile and started the local activities for the site selection and sustainable energy work. Where should we place the new 50-meter dish?
An innovative antenna design, a large science community engagement, snow and volcanos, practical challenges of remote observations, a weather resilient renewable energy system, and a roadmap for the future.
Early in October, AtLAST project coordinator Claudia Cicone (UiO) and Work Package 2 (Telescope Design) leader Tony Mroczkowski (ESO) met in Mainz with the professional team from OHB Digital Connect (ex MT Mechatronics) working on the design of AtLAST.
Last week the Department of Technology Systems and the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics had the pleasure of hosting a two days visit from Carlos De Breuck, a collaborator from the EU project AtLAST.
After a month long election period, the results are out: UiOs Associate Professor, Sabrina Sartori has been elected in the presidential line, for three years, of Materials Research Society (MRS)
March 2021 marks the start of the study design for a new, revolutionary, low carbon footprint sub-millimetre telescope.