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[Colloquium:] Aperture Fever: The Extremely Large Telescope

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With a primary mirror of 39.3m, ESO ’s Extremely Large Telescope will be the “World’s Biggest Eye on the Sky” operating in the visible to infrared wavelength range. The ELT will collect 13 times more light than the largest visible-IR telescopes today and the telescope’s fully adaptive design will deliver images 6 times sharper than the JWST . The sensitivity and spatial resolution afforded by the ELT will revolutionise our understanding of the Universe addressing numerous scientific questions from the nature of extra-solar planets to detecting the first stars & galaxies in the early Universe. The ELT is well into its construction phase with first-light at the end of 2027. I will review the status of the ELT project including an overview of the telescope, its innovative instruments along with key science drivers.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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