Outreach Webinars

Journey through the Extreme Universe

Beginning in April 2021, the CTA Observatory (CTAO) will launch its new monthly webinar series “Journey through the Extreme Universe” livestreamed via the CTA YouTube and Facebook channels. Join our “mission commanders” from the CTAO and CTA Consortium (CTAC) as they take you on a journey through the Cosmos to explore the exciting and turbulent high-energy Universe. Participants will be taken through  the science and technology behind CTA,  giving them a glimpse into the extreme gamma-ray Universe, from the exploration of our own Galaxy to the mysteries of dark matter. The missions take place every month on a Wednesday  at 17:00 UTC. After the talks, the experts will be available to answer the attendees’ questions. The webinars are open to everyone, regardless of background or age. You only need your curiosity to attend!

The journey will take off on Wednesday, 28 April at 17:00 UTC, with a general view of the CTA Observatory and the young and exciting field of gamma-ray astronomy. In future missions, the “mission commanders” will explore the technology used by CTA to capture gamma rays indirectly, as well as the studies and scientific prospects of CTA: from the exploration of our own Galaxy to the understanding of dark matter and combined observations with other instruments.


The webinars will be live-streamed via CTA YouTube and Facebook channels. Information about the each month’s webinar will be available on this webpage and advertised in CTA social media. Don’t get left behind — follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to catch the next mission!

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Next Webinar:

Journey through the Extreme Universe: Multiwavelength & Multimessenger Universe

Time: 08/12/2021 @ 6:00 PM UTC (19:00 CET)

In the 8th webinar of the series, Sera Markoff (Professor of Astrophysics at University of Amsterdam, and co-coordinator of the Event Horizon Telescope Multi-wavelength Science WG) will explain what the [...]

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) brings together a community of diverse cultural backgrounds and personal and professional abilities and experiences. This diversity makes us strong, and the CTA Observatory (CTAO) is committed to supporting and protecting it. To do so, the following CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings shall be applied. It provides guidelines for the basic standards and rules of behaviour expected in any online or in-person meeting/event organized by the CTAO. They apply to any participant, regardless of whether they are CTA members or external participants.


CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings focuses on different core values:


1. Diversity

– Refrain from unpleasant or disparaging remarks or actions, in particular, on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, beliefs, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, job status/title, disability or family situation.

– Treat others with tact, courtesy and respect.

– Abstain from and actively discourage discrimination in all forms.

– Respect and value differences.


2. Integrity

– Ensure to credit others for their contribution.

– Respect the privacy of others and protect personal information given to you in confidence.


3. Professionalism

– Respect the contribution of each participant to the meeting/event.

– Maintain a professional environment characterized by good working relations and an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.

– Provide advice and guidance to colleagues, where appropriate.

– Abstain from and actively discourage all forms of harassment as well as verbal, non-verbal, written or physical abuse.


4. Creativity

– Use your professional experience in a constructive manner.

– Be open to new ideas and approaches. Be thoughtful with all participants’ work and provide only constructive critiques.


Mutual respect is paramount, and your right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect, also is protected. The CTAO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of participants attending our events and meetings, and the organizer, person responsible and/or chairperson of the event/meeting reserves the right to ask any participant who does not follow these guidelines to leave the event/meeting (without refunding the fee, if any).


To privately report a violation of the CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings during or after the “Journey through the Extreme Universe” webinar series, please contact the organizer, Alba Fernández-Barral (CTAO Outreach and Education Coordinator).


The “CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings” is based on the “CTAO Code of Conduct” (May 2018).

Credit for poster images: NSF/J. Yang, Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA/ESA, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab