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The Advanced LIGO Detectors in the Era of First Discoveries -- Daniel Sigg plenary talk
LIGO Hanford scientists celebrate while looking ahead to future discoveries
Inside Advanced LIGO at Hanford, Washington
Artur Chmielewski: Comet landing culminates Rosetta mission
Making unique IR observations with an airborne 2.5m telescope
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy operates from a modified Boeing 747 and enables unique spectroscopy and imaging not possible with ground-based IR observatories.
23 August 2016
Post-Keck-era telescope design strategies for Earth-like exo-life searches
Lightweight additive-technology metamaterials, and optical systems that combine interferometry with fixed-pupil segments, enable detection of possible extraterrestrial life from large ground-based telescopes.
30 July 2016
Robotic fiber positioners for dark energy instrument
A new instrument on the 4m Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory will use 5000 robotic fiber positioners to create a 3D redshift map of the universe to study dark energy.
13 July 2016
Mechanical metrology system for freeform optics
A new three-probe measurement system has been developed and implemented with a data-stitching algorithm to improve its accuracy.
7 July 2016
Turning on to speckle imaging
Speckle imaging, an older technique for obtaining diffraction-limited resolution with large telescopes, is back in a big way thanks to electron-multiplying CCDs.
24 June 2016
Novel spectrophotometer concept for the characterization of transiting exoplanets
An ultrastable spectrophotometry method can be used to mitigate the effects of telescope pointing jitter and primary mirror deformation.
22 June 2016
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