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, and CTA-North Site Manager, Paolo Calisse.
Capturing particle showers from a gamma ray that interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere is a pretty big challenge. That’s why CTA will use two arrays of telescopes to explore the entire night sky: one in the northern hemisphere (CTA-North) and one in the southern hemisphere (CTA-South). In this new film, CTA-North Site Manager, Paolo Calisse, will introduce you to the northern site, which is located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, a Spanish island in the Canary Islands.
This is the second film in a series being released by the CTAO in 2020. The first release “CTA Science: Emission to Discovery” takes you through the process – from the emission of gamma rays by extreme sources and the collection of Cherenkov light by CTA on Earth to data analysis and discovery. Future releases include a film about the CTA-South site in Chile and a film that includes interviews with some of CTA’s project team and scientists.
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