SO and Penn Physics are hosting a Community Astronomy Night on June 19 at the David Rittenhouse Library on Penn's campus. The night will start with a panel discussion moderated by Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute, and featuring three Simons Observatory scientists who recently authored fascinating tales of our universe and their journeys to understand it!
The Eternal Sky Episode 3: From Technology to Telescopes
The Simons Foundation made this wonderful video showcasing the enthusiasm of Simons Observatory collaborators during this exciting time in experimental cosmology.
The exciting Part 2 of the video series 'The Eternal Sky' made by the Simons Foundation is now available. Continue to discover how the Simons Observatory will lead us into the origins of the universe.
The ACT telescope. The 6 meter diameter telescope has a ground screen that
moves with the telescope as well as a large fixed ground screen. The volcano
Licancabur (19,423’) is in the background. (Photo: Mark Devlin)
POLARBEAR is a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization experiment
targeted at measuring both the signature of gravitational lensing at
arcminute scales and the signature of cosmic inflation at degree scales.
POLARBEAR has been observing from the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile since
A rendering of a unique and powerful SO telescope
About the Simons Observatory
The Simons Observatory will be located in the high Atacama Desert in Northern Chile inside the Chajnantor Science Preserve.
At 5,200 meters (17,000 ft) the site hosts some of the highest telescopes in the world. The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and the Simons Array are currently making observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Their goals are to study how the universe began, what it is made of, and how it evolved to its current state. The Simons Observatory will add to these several new telescopes and new cameras with state of the art detector arrays. The result will set the stage for the next generation of CMB experiments.
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