The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will survey the entire visible southern sky every few days for a decade – the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed. Its vast public archive of data will dramatically advance our knowledge of the dark energy and dark matter that make up 95 percent of the universe, as well as galaxy formation and potentially hazardous asteroids. SLAC is leading the construction of the LSST camera. The size of a small car and weighing more than 3 tons, the 3.2-gigapixel camera will be the largest digital camera ever built for ground-based optical astronomy. Displaying just one of its full-sky images would require 1,500 high-definition TV screens. Join us online as we go inside the clean room where we are building the camera to learn more about it and how it will help with dark matter research.
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
When & Where
- Oct 31, 2017
- 10:30 - 11:30
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Bay Area, CA, United States.