This week I'm taking over the Facebook and Twitter pages for the Simons Observatory! I was lucky enough to get the first social media shift within the new rotation we've established in the Education and Public Outreach group in SO. I'm looking forward to seeing posts from scientists in SO's member institutions across the country … Continue reading Telescope tweets
A small number of us from the Simons Observatory (SO) cryogenics working group met at the University of Pennsylvania this week to dig into the beginnings of design requirements for the large-aperture telescope's cryogenic receiver. The sheer size of this cryostat (~2.5 meters in diameter) makes it an exciting design challenge. It will house the optics … Continue reading Designing a cryostat for Simons Observatory
Reporters came through the lab last week to interview us for this press release (link). Not an everyday experience for a physicist! We have announced the vendor for the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p) project: Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH. You can view the rendering of the telescope design in the press release above. CCAT-prime will be a 6-meter … Continue reading We’re building CCAT-prime!