Wednesday, October 4, 2023

A telescope in Hawaii will be dismantled and shipped to Chile

Will rip apart caltech’s mirror 10.3-meter telescope of the Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) To recreate it in Chile this summer in Maunakea (Hawaii). It is not possible to carry it in one piece.

“Caltech is strongly committed Completely remove CSO and restoration of the site,” says this is a statement Sunil Golwala, Caltech physics professor and director of the CSO. Transporting the disassembled glass would be less of a hassle as there would be no need to close main roads on the Hawaiian Islands.

The glass will be broken into small pieces, Reversing the process used to assemble the telescope in the 1980s, The summit will be staged in the CSO parking area. The telescope’s parts will be carried down the mountain in standard shipping containers and shipped to Chile, where the telescope is It will continue to be used for astronomical research and instrument development at sub-millimetre wavelengths.

Although the risk of damage to the telescope is increased with this revised plan, it will cause less disruption to the local area and community as large transport vehicles and road closures are no longer required.

once binoculars are removed The CSO buildings and infrastructure will be removed and a complete restoration of the site will be undertaken.

CSO Maunakea is the first observatory to be removed under the 2010 decommissioning plan for observatories. Except for the telescope, all astronomical instruments were removed from the facility in 2015.

CSO went online in 1987 and was used by scientists from Caltech and other institutions, including nearly 200 students and postdoctoral researchers, to open a new submillimetre window into the universe.

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