Project ELT: How to prepare a revolution

Conceção artística do ELT

Conceção artística do ELT. Créditos: ESO/L. Calçada.

Public talk by Carlos Martins, researcher of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço and Universidade de Porto.

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the largest telescope in the world in visible and infrared, with a 40 m diameter mirror, four times larger than the largest at present. 

The revolutionary scientific project, from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), is now being built in Chile. In the end of 2024, it will start producing images 16 times clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Carlos Martins, who is part of the ELT scientific team since 2012, will describe the scientific goals of this project, with some of the great enigmas of the Universe among them. 

This public talk is offered by the Iberian cosmology meeting IberiCOS 2018, taking place in Lisbon, between the 26th and 28th of March. This year’s edition is organized by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.


Free entrance


Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Edifício C6, Sala C6.1.36
Campo Grande, Lisboa

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