• Looking Up From the Mountaintop: Q&A With a Telescope Instrument's Lead Observer

    4 days ago - By News Center

    A view of the Mayall Telescope and the Kitt Peak National Observatory site near Tucson, Arizona. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is housed within the Mayall dome.
    It's one thing to design, assemble, and install a next-generation telescope instrument. It's another to bring it to life.
    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument , installed on the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, contains more than half a million parts in one of its central components, known as a focal plane. Making sure that all of DESI's parts work together as designed - and...
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