‘Lift Off’ Makes Room for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Crews working at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, on June 14 removed the top end of the Mayall Telescope, and brought in a new ring that will be mounted atop the telescope for the Lab-led Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project. Go here to see a slideshow of the ring delivery. (Credit: National Optical Astronomy Observatory)
What Rhymes With Cyclotron? Poets Explore the 88-Inch Kate Greene — a former Lab science writer who is a poet, essayist, journalist, and former laser physicist — and Anastasios Karnazes, also a poet, spent the afternoon and evening at the Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron on Thursday to write poetry inspired by their overnight visit. Watch a slideshow of their visit here, and look for an upcoming feature article in TABL for some details from their visit.
Photo Feature: Visions of DESI at Kitt Peak Lab photographer Marilyn Chung recently visited Kitt Peak and the Mayall Telescope in Arizona, where the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be installed. DESI will create the largest 3D map of the universe to help explain dark energy. See some of the images Chung captured during her visit in this photo feature.
Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize The Planck Team — which includes researchers in the Lab’s Computational Research and Physics divisions — has been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize. The prize honors “groundbreaking work in the fields of cosmology, genetics, and neuroscience that inspires and enables fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.” More>
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