The SALT-HRS spectrograph has been developed and assembled between 2008 and 2013, with the main integration happening at the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) of Durham University.
Jurgen, himself member of the CfAI SALT-HRS team (and of Sunderland AS) provides an overview about astronomy in South Africa, the technical novelties of the 11m SALT telescope and some intimate details of how to assemble a large high resolution spectrograph that can be used to find extrasolar planets or to study stellar atmospheres.
At the end, Jurgen also presents some self-made images of the southern skies using a tracked camera at the observatory.
When Who Where
- Date: Sunday 19th January 2010,
- Time: 7pm.
- Speaker: Dr Jurgen Schmoll (Durham University,
Centre for Advanced Instrumentation) (SAS, DAS, CaDAS)
- Venue: Will take place at the Cygnus Observatory (WWC Discovery Room).
Our speaker is Dr Jurgen Schmoll a is a member of Astronomer and Instrument Scientist based at the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation and in the Department of Physics, Durham University.
He is also an honorary member of the SAS, Secretary of DAS and chair of CaDAS)