Announcements

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...

Surveying the Large Magellanic Cloud

If you gaze up at a dark night sky, you can easily see the Milky Way, the barred-spiral galaxy hosting our solar system. If you are in the southern hemisphere, you can even spot one of our closest neighbor galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC may be much smaller than the Milky Way, ganzen Artikel lesen...

Sub-Consortium Forms to Build First Pre-Production MST for CTA

Representatives of CTA Consortium institutes from France, Germany and Spain met in Saclay (France) in December 2016 to lay the foundations for an international sub-consortium that aims to deliver to CTAO one fully-equipped and functional Medium-Sized Telescope (MST) with a NectarCAM camera for the pre-production phase of CTA. The sub-consortium, named MSTN, proposes to install ganzen Artikel lesen...