Backstage science – the telescope with 24 eyes

KMOS, the K-band Multi-Object Spectrometer, is a huge instrument for a Very Large Telescope in Chile. It’s currently being built and tested at the Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinbugh by, amongst others, my friend Michele. I’ll let him tell you all about it:


2 Comments on “Backstage science – the telescope with 24 eyes”

  1. Krispian says:

    Excellent video. Looks a fantastic instrument. Quite and interesting design.

    (Loved the SINFONI image as well)

  2. Bruce Miller says:

    Time is now for Science world wide to turn to the betterment of mankind in a very direct sense, developing super insulation, safer Thorium fueled LFTR reactors or better, finding solutions to everyday problems that will not increase the population of the world.
    The skies, space, the stars, the moon, mars, all curious things but down here on planet earth, all is not well! U.S. amasses waste fuels from Uranium fission with no safe solution in sight! Somebody must add up ‘how much” world wide and tell the truth to the world, and even offer a Thorium LFTR reactor solution, burning, fissioning these humanocidal wastes to useful energy rendering them safer to humanity reducing them to wastes safe after only three hundred years sequestering. Beautiful Scientific instrument here could be rendered useless by nuclear accident in the U.S., polluting the Western hemisphere. Safe reactors in U.S.? Did 9/11 really happen? How safe?


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