Announcements

The Dark Side of the Matter

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the March 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. Written by: Gabrijela Zaharijas Credit: American Museum of Natural History Only a small fraction of the total mass of the Universe is formed by known particles (baryonic matter and neutrinos), while the rest is composed ganzen Artikel lesen...

Update from the Managing Director: Turning the Page

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the March 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. By: Federico Ferrini, CTAO Managing Director The 2019-2020 biennium is without a doubt a crucial period for the CTA project. From the political point of view, we expect the final legal framework (the fabled ERIC) ganzen Artikel lesen...

Stephan Haid Joins the CTAO as Director of Administration

On 1 March, Stephan Haid joined the CTAO as its Director of Administration. In this position he will be responsible for a broad range of administrative activities such as Human Resources, Finances, Procurement or Legal Services. As a member of the CTAO management team, Stephan has a key role in establishing the administrative and organizational ganzen Artikel lesen...

‘Women of CTA’ Returns to Bologna on 11 February

Go to the Facebook event page. (Articolo in italiano qui)   Since 2015, the United Nations has recognized 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the purpose of promoting equal opportunities, access and participation in the field to women and girls. To celebrate this occasion, and to join the ganzen Artikel lesen...

The CTAO Signs Cooperation Agreement with the Square Kilometre Array Organisation

Renderings of the SKA antennas (left) and CTA-South site (right) 29 January 2020 – The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO) will engage in closer collaboration under a new agreement signed by the two research infrastructures. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will facilitate greater sharing of knowledge and expertise ganzen Artikel lesen...

Season’s Greetings from the CTA Observatory!

https://www.cta-observatory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CTAO_2019_Greetings.mp4 With contributions from: LST-1: Armand Fiasson, LAPP SCT: Deivid Ribeiro, Columbia University SST: Jason Watson, Oxford/MPIK MST: CEA/Irfu for the NectarCAM collaboration Consortium Photo: Tiziana Abegg, CTAO "Can You Hear Me?" Photo: Massimiliano Donati AMANAR Group Photo: Antonio Glez, cielos-lapalma.com

October 2019 Consortium Meeting Wrap-up

Written by: Jürgen Knödlseder, Chair, CTA Consortium   For its biannual meeting the CTA Consortium gathered on 21 – 25 October in Bologna, next to the future headquarters of the CTA Observatory  (CTAO). More than 200 scientists and engineers from 18 countries met to share the results of their work, to make progress on the ganzen Artikel lesen...

The LST-1 Detects its First Gamma-Ray Signal

In its first attempt to detect a gamma-ray source, the Large-Sized Telescope prototype (LST-1) successfully detected its first gamma-ray signal on 23 November 2019 when it pointed to the Crab Nebula, which is considered the standard candle in very  high-energy  astronomy. Preliminary analyses show a very clear detection of a gamma-ray signal coming from the ganzen Artikel lesen...

Catching Gamma-Ray Bursts with CTA? Yes we can!

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the October 2019 issue of the CTA Newsletter. Written by: Lara Nava Very high-energy (VHE) gamma rays, like the ones that CTA will catch, are produced in many different astrophysical environments. They originate from very energetic particles and, as such, provide glimpses into ganzen Artikel lesen...

First ‘CTA around the world’ Event to be Held in Bologna on 22 October

  More info. (Articolo in italiano qui)   A night of science, appetizers and friends ... is there a better plan for a Tuesday after class or work? Join us for our “AstroChat Night” in Bologna at 19:30 on Tuesday, 22 October at Birreria Popolare (Via dal Luzzo 4a).   Organized by the Cherenkov Telescope ganzen Artikel lesen...