New chapter begins for kitt peak telescope

Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took in the night sky for the first time and recorded its observations on glass photographic plates. Today, the dome closes on the previous science chapters of the 4-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope and starts preparing for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. This map could help determine why the universe is expanding at faster and faster rates, driven by an unknown force called dark energy.

New chapter begins for kitt peak telescope

When the Mayall first opened its eye to the sky 45 years ago, it was one of the largest optical telescopes in existence. Designed to be versatile, its mission was to assist astronomers in addressing ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Solving the dark energy mystery: A new assignment for a 45-year-old telescope

Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took in the night sky for the first time and recorded its observations in ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a 45-Year-Old Telescope, Mon 12 Feb 18 from Newswise

45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

NewsToday, the Mayall Telescope dome starts preparing for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. Contributed Author: Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTopics: Space

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Laboratory Equipment

45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy, Mon 12 Feb 18 from Newswise

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