SoT 93: An Extremely Large Telescope

Download Now!Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Sharon Harnett.

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An architectural concept drawing of the European-Extremely Large Telescope. With a 39.9m primary mirror, it is the largest of the planned new generation extremely large telescopes. Image: Swinburne Astronomy Productions/ESO via WikiMedia.
An architectural concept drawing of the European-Extremely Large Telescope. With a 39.9m primary mirror, it is the largest of the planned new generation extremely large telescopes.
Image: Swinburne Astronomy Productions/ESO via WikiMedia.

Sharon Harnett is an amateur astronomer (with a MSc in Astronomy) who writes for Australian Science Magazine and Dave Reneke’s World of Astronomy. Her blog, AstroChix, focuses on the contribution women have made - and continue to make – in astronomy and space science. She’s also a budding astrophotographer, you can view her photos here.

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