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Streaming | Meet an Astronomer | First Light for the QWSSI Instrument with Dr. Gerard van Belle

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST

Lowell Astronomer Dr. Gerard van Belle has developed a brand-new telescope instrument that uses state-of-the-art high-speed imagers to try to beat the blurring effects of the Earth’s atmosphere. This instrument, QWSSI (pronounced “quizzy”), has just been mounted onto a telescope for the first time and achieved “first light”, a special astronomical milestone for new instruments that indicates that the first starlight photons have been collected by its detectors.

Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://youtu.be/V712LoDV8wY

Organizer

Lowell Observatory (Virtual)
Phone:
9282682906
Email:
hcraig@lowell.edu

Venue

Lowell Observatory YouTube Channel
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, 86001 United States
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Phone:
9287743358