Measuring the Heavens: How to Build an Instrument to Study the Cosmos

We’ve all seen the stunning astronomical images taken using telescopes on the ground and in space. But have you ever wondered just how did we take those images? How did we design instruments capable of doing so? How did we even know what to record and what does that mean for the instruments of the future? Join us as Jonathan Crass, research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame, answers these questions and reveals some of the hidden sides of astronomical instrument design, development and operation.

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Our Universe Revealed aims to give you an insight into the world and universe around us, demystifying phenomena and explaining the concepts which govern everything we see. Hosted by the Department of Physics, this public talk series aims to make Physics accessible to all.

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March 31, 2020

Science and TechnologyOur Universe RevealedastronomyJonathan CrassPhysicsSpace