I interrupt your regularly scheduled weekly programming (i.e. Flying Cows) with an exciting announcement: I’m gonna be a slacker! Well, SLAC-er. As in, working for SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). On the biggest camera in the world. I’m super excited!
Basically, once it’s all assembled in Chile in five years, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be taking a picture of the entire universe every single day and making that data available publicly. People will literally be able to explore the universe on their computers. How cool is that?!
October 7, 2015 at 21:30
And, the head of the National Radio Astronomy group that goes to Chile and helps build and advise on that array, live here, on the street next to our (old) house!