24th February 2017. Colin Cunningham - Edinburgh University.
"The European Extremely Large Telescope - How and Why"
Picture courtesy Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Following a short break for refreshments Jim Barber gave his monthly sky notes, mentioning the new monthly challenge, but witheld the March challenge until it is posted on this web site. Both the sky notes and a new page reporting on monthly challenges can be found through links on the index page.
Unfortunately photos and a video are not available for this meeting, for which I apologise.
Colin's talk described in detail the history behind the European Extremely Large Telescope, including the ongoing problems both physical and financial and what is hoped to be achieved.
The talk can be heard in its entirety by listening online or downloading the sound file above.