On Wednesday, October 2, everyone is welcome to attend the astronomy seminar at the UT Tartu Observatory in Tõravere. Romano Corradi (Gran Telescopio Canarias') and Eric Lagadec (Côte d'Azur Observatory) will be speaking at the seminar.
Romano Corradi: The 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias
„I will present the main capabilities of the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), located on the island of La Palma. Its present instrumentation plan will be described, together with some of the most relevant scientific results in various fields of Astrophysics.“
Eric Lagadec: Five years of science with SPHERE/VLT
„SPHERE/VLT is an extreme adaptive optics instrument designed to directly image exoplanets. It was designed and build by a European consortium (including laboratories from France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands) from and saw its first light in 2014. Most of the guaranteed time observations (GTO) are related to exoplanets and young disk. I will briefly present some results from these programs. I will then focus on the "Other Science" part of the GTO, aiming at showing that SPHERE is a versatile instrument able to answer key question in a variety of topics. I will present the results obtained via this program, ranging from 3D mapping of asteroids to star clusters via jets from young stars and evolved stars, including the first direct image of the surface of stars.“
The event is part of World Space Week. World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957; and The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies on October 10, 1967.
All the World Space Week events held in Estonia can be seen on the webpage of the event.