LESIA - Observatoire de Paris

Birth of high angular resolution : VLT and VLTI

vendredi 15 juin 2018, par Pierre Léna (LESIA)

Jeudi 21 juin 2018 à 16h00 , Lieu : Salle de conférence du bâtiment 17

The High Angular Resolution (HRA) at optical wavelengths was re-born during the 1970-1980s, and led to impressive developments : worldwide with adaptive optics and at Paranal with the VLTI. The seminar will recall the European emergence of these during these years, along with the conception of the VLT/VLTI. ESO became then the focus of an intense exploration of an almost entirely new domain of observational astronomy, leading to a considerable scientific and technical activity, which prepared for the impressive achievements of the next 25 years.


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