ann14091 — Announcement

ESOcast 70 — Green Light for E-ELT Construction

4 December 2014

In early December 2014, ESO’s main governing body, the Council, gave the green light for the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in two phases. Spending of around one billion euros has been authorised for the first phase, which will cover the construction costs of a fully working telescope with a suite of powerful instruments and first light targeted in ten years time.

This ESOcast looks more closely at the telescope and at what it means for astronomy to have a 39-metre telescope equipped with advanced adaptive optics.

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Credit:

ESO
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. 
Written by: Mathias Jäger, Herbert Zodet and Richard Hook.
Narration: Joe Liske (Dr. J). 
Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, S. Rivera, ESA/Hubble, NOVA, Instrument Consortia of METIS, MAORY and MICADO, HARMONI Instrument Consortium, Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, C. Malin (christophmalin.com), B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) and A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet. 
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen. 

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Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope

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