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Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy

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Programme - Splinter meeting ELT

The E-ELT: Status, timeline, and instrumentation

Conveners: Dieter Reimers, Thomas Henning, Roberto Gilmozzi, Roland Gredel

Since the end of 2005, ESO has been working together with the active participation of its user community, on the definition of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The project, currently in its detailed design phase, will provide European astronomers with the largest optical & near-infrared telescope in the world. The E-ELT is widely supported within the various European funding agencies. It is listed  as an  opportunity by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures and has been ranked as the top priority for future ground-based astronomical infrastructures by  ASTRONET, together with the SKA. The purpose of this splinter meeting is to introduce the status and the present timeline of the project to the wider German community, to present the ongoing phase-A instrumentation studies, and to discuss present views about how instruments for the E-ELT can be actually realized.


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