Conferencias y seminarios
Jueves 19 de Abril de 2018
Sala de Conferencias Federico Ristenpart (Camino El Observatorio 1515, Departamento de Astronomía, Edificio Central, piso 3, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile)
Seminario de Astronomía "MOONS: The Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph for the Very Large Telescope"
Dr. Oscar Gonzalez
UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
TÍTULO: MOONS: The Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph for the Very Large Telescope
RESUMEN: After completion of its final-design review last year, the construction of MOONS - the next generation multi-object spectrograph for the VLT continues full steam ahead. This remarkable instrument will combine for the first time: the 8 m collecting power of the VLT, 1000 optical fibers with individual robotic positioners, and simultaneous medium-resolution spectral coverage from 0.65 - 1.8 μm. Such a tool will allow us to address important questions in Galactic, extragalactic and cosmological fields. In this talk I will present an overview of the instrument, its capabilities and science priorities. In particular, I will provide a brief overview of the plans for one of the surveys to be carried as part of the MOONS consortium GTO, aiming to produce the most detailed chemo-dynamical map of the innermost Milky Way components.
Rene A. Mendez
Comunicaciones DAS - FCFM