Extremely Large Telescope

Extremely Large Telescope

When the ELT is finished, its 39-metre primary mirror will gather 217 times more light than the Hubble Telescope.

We are helping to build one of the world's biggest telescopes

Niranjan Thatte

University of Oxford

I coordinate the design and development of the HARMONI instrument across the whole consortium (six partner institutes and associate partners).

 I ensure that the instrument design provides the best performance, improving on the state-of-the-art, whilst keeping to budget and schedule.

 

Vanessa Ferraro-Wood

University of Oxford

I am part of the Project Office.  I provide administrative support to the principle investigator, the project manager, the HARMONI team in Oxford and the HARMONI Consortium.

I provide the admin support that enables rest of the team to concentrate on the design and execution of the HARMONI instrument.

 

Alastair Macleod

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

I link what the optical engineer wants with a real-life instrument design. 

The optical engineer is trying to come up with an optical design meet the astronomers’ requirements.  I am trying to provide a design for the physical equipment to make this happen.

 

Hermine Schnetler

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

I am a technical leader, responsible for providing instrumentation for UK and European astronomers to do their science.

I ensure that the instrumentation we develop is fit for purpose and meets user requirements.

 

Aprajita Verma

University of Oxford

My role is to understand the scientific motivation and capabilities of the ELT.

I promote and provide information to the wider UK ELT instrument teams, UK committees and the UK astronomical community.

 

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