Episode 842

Liquid Mirror Telescope with Dr. Paul Hickson

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June 14th, 2022

50 mins 34 secs

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Dr. Paul Hickson is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Hickson is overseeing a team that built a telescope out of liquid mercury in India. The International Liquid Mirror Telescope is 4 meters across and built on top of a 3,000-meter mountain in India. This will prove the technology and allow for larger and larger liquid mirror telescopes on Earth (and eventually in space).

https://science.ubc.ca/news/indian-ubc-astronomers-celebrate-first-light-liquid-mirror-telescope

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