Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel

ORISON: creating a community of stratospheric observers
When May 17, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
What
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture Hall
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The goal of this project is to carry out a feasibility and design study of an astronomically-oriented balloon facility that could deploy one or several small-to-medium-sized stabilized telescopes and a suite of other scientific instruments as light payloads to do state of the art research at acceptable costs, and not necessarily from remote locations. The facility could also have other uses outside astronomy, such as remote sensing at night, upper atmosphere lighting, stratospheric biology or any other field that would benefit from sharing a cheap stratospheric platform.