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Update from the Managing Director: Staying the Course – Navigating & Adapting in Turbulent Times

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the August 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. By: Federico Ferrini, CTAO Managing Director COVID-19, the pandemic that in the last few months has so dramatically struck the world, has, naturally, affected the CTA project activities. CTAO is distributed over four countries (Chile, Germany, ganzen Artikel lesen...

May 2020 Consortium Meeting Wrap-up

Written by: Jürgen Knödlseder, Chair, CTA Consortium   Originally the CTA Consortium had planned to meet for its biannual meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it moved to a virtual gathering to share information and results. For the first time in history, the CTA Consortium meeting was organised as a full ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Prototype LST-1 Detects Very High-Energy Emission from the Crab Pulsar

Download the CTAO Press Release: PDF/367 KB Descárgate la Nota de Prensa de CTAO: PDF/639 KB In Italiano: PDF/358 KB En français: PDF/334 KB 22 June 2020 Figure 1. Multiwavelength view of the Crab Nebula and the Crab pulsar – the bright spot at the centre of the image. Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Dubner (IAFE, ganzen Artikel lesen...
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The LST-1 Passes its Critical Design Review

More than 100 attendees of the biannual LST General Meeting pose for a group photo. Credit: Otger Ballester (IFAE) During the week of 8 June 2020, at the remote biannual general meeting of the Large-Sized Telescope (LST) consortium, the CTA Observatory (CTAO) announced that the LST prototype, the LST-1, passed its Critical Design Review (CDR). ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA-North Film to Premiere on 10 June via Live Streaming Event on Sky-Live.TV

On 10 June 2020 at 20:00 CEST, the next release in our series of films about CTA — “The CTA-North Site: Our Northern Eye on the High-Energy Universe” — will premiere on a live streaming event hosted by Sky-Live.TV and the IAC. The event (in Spanish) will include presentations by CTAO Outreach and Education Officer, Alba Fernández-Barral, ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Prototype Telescope, the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope, Detects Crab Nebula

Read the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Press Release Media Links: pSCT pSCT Inauguration Event Animation Sky Map Histogram Film: How CTA Works Guests of the pSCT inauguration in January 2019 gather in front of the telescope. Credit: Deivid Ribeiro, Columbia University Armado, AZ — On 1 June 2020, scientists from the Cherenkov ganzen Artikel lesen...

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...