Announcements

The LST Prototype’s Dish is Mounted

On 4 December, The LST prototype, under construction at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma, reached an important milestone when its 18-ton mirror dish, mostly made of reinforced carbon fiber tubes, was lifted to the lower structure successfully. After careful preparation, the dish was lifted 18 meters above the ground and secured using ganzen Artikel lesen...

Hadrons or Leptons? That is the question!

Written by Fabrizio Tavecchio & Stefano Vercellone This Chandra image of the nearby galaxy Centaurus A provides one of the best views to date of the effects of an active supermassive black hole. Opposing jets of high-energy particles can be seen extending to the outer reaches of the galaxy. Image credit: NASA/CXC/CfA. Extragalactic (from outside ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Releases its Updated Science Case

Download full release: 3.3 MB / PDF En Español: 3.3 MB / PDF The latest iteration of the Cherenkov Telescope Array’s (CTA’s) science case, Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array, was made available today via the CTA website library and arXiv and will be published as a book by World Scientific. The work includes more ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Prototype Telescope, the SST-1M, Catches its First Glimpse of the Sky

On Thursday, 31 August, 2017, a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the SST-1M, recorded its first events while undergoing testing at the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ-PAN) in Krakow, Poland. The SST-1M is proposed as one of CTA’s Small-Sized Telescopes (SSTs), which will cover the high end ganzen Artikel lesen...

New Outreach and Education Pages Launched

The new Outreach and Education pages of the CTA website are full of the tools and materials you need to learn more about CTA. Here is a summary of what you will find:   Multimedia: Need CTA images or print materials for educational or informational purposes? We've uploaded all our latest media for you to ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Representatives Meet with Local Officials in La Palma to Discuss Plans for Northern Hemisphere Array

During the week of 17 July, representatives from the CTAO gGmbH and its Project Office visited the Canary Islands (Tenerife and La Palma) to meet with its hosting partner, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), and local authorities to establish and build relationships, and to discuss the strategy and technical plans for CTA’s northern hemisphere ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Achieves First Light

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF During the nights of 25 and 26 May, the camera of the ASTRI telescope prototype (pictured to the left) recorded its first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at the astronomical site of Serra La Nave (Mount Etna) in Sicily managed by INAF-Catania. This comes not long after ganzen Artikel lesen...

Wolfgang Wild Announced as CTA’s New Project Manager

We are very pleased to announce that Wolfgang Wild will join CTAO GmbH as our Project Manager. Wolfgang was the Project Manager responsible for delivering the European part of the ALMA project, which is of similar size to CTA in terms of number of contributors and funds invested. Before that he was signal chain manager ganzen Artikel lesen...

In Memory of Prof. Giovanni Bignami (1944-2017)

Photo Credit: Festival della Scienza It is with deep regret that we acknowledge the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Prof. Giovanni (Nanni) Bignami on 24 May 2017. Prof. Bignami performed pioneering work in astrophysics, in particular in X-ray astronomy and gamma-ray astronomy, where he was deeply involved in many key projects including the ganzen Artikel lesen...

In the Right Direction: The GCT Team Begins Observations in Paris

In November 2015, a CTA telescope prototype, the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT), recorded CTA’s first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at l’Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France (read the press release). Since then, the telescope’s camera has been undergoing vigorous laboratory testing to prepare it for its installation on pre-production telescopes.   In March ganzen Artikel lesen...