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?