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April 1, 2023



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  • 25/11/2002
    Staying shiny
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    The Gran Telescopio CANARIAS's 36 mirrors are not just special because they will make up a primary mirror more than 10 meters in diameter, nor because they will be part of the world's biggest telescope. Read this article

  • 02/12/2002
    Points of views: DANIEL ALTSCHULER
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    Large diameters are very important in astronomy. History tells us that, when we increase the size we can achieve, (....) we make discoveries which, quite simply, were out of reach for the instruments we were using.
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  • 11/12/2002
    Round and round and round
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    David and Goliath in one. The precision, ingenuity and carefulness of the most advanced engineering face to face with enormous components, so heavy you would think that moving them at these levels would be impossible. The task is to work with precision and in minute detail on colossal objects, to move 850 tonnes with the ability to point at a vehicle 1000 kilometres away and without a single vibration. Read this article

  • 04/02/2003
    Assembly of the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) structure begins
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    A new step. A new challenge that will take a lot of time and effort. The first pieces of the telescope structure are arriving at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, on the island of La Palma, from the construction firm's factory in Tarragona. Read this article

  • 07/04/2003
    Life's twists and turns...
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    Have you ever paused to consider that, from the day we are born, we never keep still - and not just because some of us cannot do as we are told! Think about it ? how much does ?movement? affect our lives? Not only do we move from one place to another on foot or by car, bus, metro, train, aeroplane or boat....but we carry on moving even while we are sleeping. Read this article

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