Plenary Talks

4) Tuesday 3:30pm
The European Extremely Large Telescope
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is a future ground-based optical and infrared telescope. With a primary mirror diameter of 39m, it will be the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world when it enters operation in the middle of the next decade. Construction work is underway at the telescope site in Chile. In this talk I will discuss some highlights from the science case for the E-ELT, which ranges from studies of exo-planets to the most distant galaxies and cosmology. I will also describe the telescope design and plans for the instrumentation suite. Finally I will discuss the current status of the project.
Isobel Hook
BS - Lecture Theatre B52 (500)