February 2016 Construction Update

The build-up to construction continues in 2016 with first telescopes on site expected in early 2017. In the mean time, we'll be finalizing site negotiations, our finances and preparing the [...]

CTA Telescope Prototype, the Gamma-Ray Cherenkov Telescope, Inaugurated on 1 December

Photo credit: Akira Okumura On 1 December 2015, l’Observatoire de Paris hosted the inauguration of the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT) prototype. The GCT will detect very high-energy gamma rays for [...]

CTA Prototype Telescope Achieves First Light

Download full release: 1 MB / PDF On 26 November 2015, a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCTFigure1), recorded CTA’s first ever Cherenkov [...]

DESY Hosts Thai Royalty at DESY-NARIT Cooperation Agreement Signing

On 18 November 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand attended the signature ceremony of the DESY-NARIT (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand) Cooperation Agreement on Astroparticle [...]

Large-Size Telescope Prototype Lays ‘First Stone’

On Friday, 9 October 2015, the first stone-laying ceremony for the Large Size Telescope (LST) prototype took place at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) on the island of [...]

Paranal and La Palma Sites Chosen for Final Negotiations to Host World’s Largest Array of Gamma-Ray Telescopes

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF On 15 and 16 July 2015, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Resource Board decided to enter into detailed contract negotiations for hosting CTA [...]

Start of Negotiations for CTA North

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF On 26 March 2015, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Resource Board, composed of representatives of ministries and funding agencies, met in Heidelberg to [...]

Site Negotiations for Cherenkov Telescope Array Started

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF On 10 April 2014, the 12 country delegates mandated by their governments to decide about the start of site negotiations for CTA met [...]