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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, 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...

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...

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 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 light while undergoing testing at l’Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France. The GCT is proposed as one of CTA’s Small-Size Telescopes (SSTs), covering the high ganzen Artikel lesen...

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 on the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Paranal grounds in Chile and at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in ganzen Artikel lesen...

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 determine with whom to begin site negotiations for the location of the telescope array in the northern hemisphere. Five candidate sites were considered: two sites ganzen Artikel lesen...

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 in Munich. They took note of the report of the international Site Selection Committee (SSC) and thanked the members of the SSC as well as ganzen Artikel lesen...