Announcements

Site Infrastructure Work Commences

In the northern hemisphere...   The CTA northern hemisphere array site in La Palma has been full of activity recently as site infrastructure design studies commence and the Large-Sized Telescope (LST) prototype prepares for the next stage of assembly. Below, a draft schematic of the site layout for the four LSTs (plans for 15 Medium-Sized ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA’s Galactic Plane Survey Will Provide Unprecedented View of Our Galaxy

Written by Jürgen Knödlseder, CTA Consortium Board Chair   Astronomical surveys of our Milky Way present a fundamental means to discover and understand the objects that populate our local neighbourhood in the Universe. Surveys of the Milky Way have been conducted at nearly all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, revealing the stars and the matter ganzen Artikel lesen...

Get a New Perspective of CTA on Our Flickr Page

Check out CTA's new Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cta_observatory/     The site includes photos from recent events, CTA technology, array sites and renderings and much more. The images and photography are for public use with appropriate credit. Visit the site for more information. Related Articles What the Propagation of Energetic Light can Tell us about ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Demonstrates Viability of Novel Schwarzschild-Couder Design

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF In October 2016, the ASTRI telescope prototype (pictured below), a novel dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder telescope design proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), passed its biggest test yet by demonstrating a constant point-spread function of a few arc minutes over a large field of view of 10 degrees.   ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Consortium Meeting Comes to a Close in Bologna

During the week of 24 October 2016, nearly 250 CTA Consortium members from 25 of its 32 member countries from around the world came together in Bologna, Italy to discuss the science and construction of CTA. The CTA Consortium includes 1,350 members from 210 institutes in 32 countries. This group of institutions is currently responsible for directing the ganzen Artikel lesen...

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and CTA Observatory Sign Agreement on Hosting CTA’s Northern Hemisphere Array

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF On 19 September 2016, the Council of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) concluded negotiations with the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) to host CTA’s northern hemisphere array at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma, Spain.   To provide access to the whole sky, ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Headquarters and Science Data Management Centre Sites Selected

Download full release: 2 MB / PDF On 13 June 2016, the governing body of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory gGmbH (CTAO gGmbH), the CTA Council, selected Bologna as the host site of the CTA Headquarters and Berlin - Zeuthen for the Science Data Management Centre (SDMC) from five site candidates.   The Council, composed ganzen Artikel lesen...

CTA Consortium Board Chair Elected to Second Term

On 19 May 2016, Jürgen Knödlseder was elected to a second three-year term as Chair of the Consortium Board. The Board endorses all major decisions of the CTA Consortium, which includes more than 1,200 members from 32 countries that direct CTA's science goals and contribute to the design and construction of the array. Related Articles ganzen Artikel lesen...

Science Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator Election Results

On 17 May 2016, the Consortium Board elected Dr Stefano Vercellone (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) to the Science Coordinator position and Prof. Stefan Funk (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) as the Deputy Science Coordinator at the CTA Consortium Meeting in Kashiwanoha, Japan. In these positions they will jointly coordinate the science activities in the CTA Consortium and ganzen Artikel lesen...

Chile Site Instruments Continue to Multiply

The number of site characterization instruments on the Armazones 2K site in Chile has grown significantly over the past few months as the start of construction draws closer.   A 10-metre tower, the first tower installed on site in early 2014, hosts a weather station that measures temperature, humidity, pressure and wind characteristics. It also ganzen Artikel lesen...