Press Releases

The CTAO Will Double its Staff as Major Infrastructure Development Begins In 2024

Bologna, Italy – On 6 September 2023, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory’s (CTAO’s) two governing bodies, the Board of Governmental Representatives (BGR) and the CTAO gGmbH Council, gathered to agree [...]

The “Strategic Plan for European Astronomy” Ranks the CTAO as Highest Priority in Ground-based Astronomy

The recently-released ASTRONET Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap 2022-2035 includes the CTAO as the top-ranked priority amongst new ground-based infrastructure projects. The strategic plan highlights that “as the first true large-scale [...]

Stuart McMuldroch, Designated Director General for the future CTAO ERIC, Joins the Management Board of the CTAO gGmbH

Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation (GMTO) Dr. Stuart McMuldroch has been appointed as the second Managing Director of the Management Board of the CTAO gGmbH, starting from 30 April 2023, [...]

Evento en Granada el 27 de Abril para Explorar la Ciencia Abierta y Oportunidades con el CTAO

Crédito ilustración póster: Akihiro Ikeshita, Mero-TSK, International. El jueves 27 de abril a las 12:00 CEST, el Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) y el Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) [...]

The Astronomical Infrastructures of the Future Meet in Granada

>> Re-play the event on YouTube. >> More photos on our Flickr channel. (Spanish version below)   On Wednesday, 5 October, the heads of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), [...]

“CTA Observatory: Connecting Minds Worldwide to Unravel the Mysteries of the Extreme Universe” at the Expo 2020 Dubai

> Multimedia: Renderings and Images CTAO Science Animation More CTAO films More Photos    > Press Releases: CTAO-INAF (in Italian) Rendering of the Italian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

June 4 Press Event to be Held in Lugano, Switzerland in Conjunction with CTA Consortium Meeting

Download the Press Kit: (34 MB) Images for download: Flickr Video: YouTube Please RSVP and direct all questions to:   Roland Walter +41223792128 The Swiss press is invited to [...]

ASTRI-Horn is first Cherenkov telescope in dual-mirror configuration to detect the Crab Nebula at TeV energies

Download the Italian Press Release: 7.5 MB / PDF The ASTRI-Horn prototype telescope is located at the observing station of the INAF Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, in Serra La Nave, [...]