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Simons Observatory

Simons Observatory

The Simons Observatory will be located in the high Atacama Desert in Northern Chile inside the Chajnantor Science Preserve. At 5,200 meters (17,000 ft) the site hosts some of the highest telescopes in the world. The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and the Simons Array are currently making observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Their goals are to study how the universe began, what it is made of, and how it evolved to its current state. The Simons Observatory will add to these several new telescopes and new cameras with state of the art detector arrays. The result will set the stage for the next generation of CMB experiments.

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Online outreach activities

Apr 09, 2020

During this period of social distancing, we are pleased to announce that we will offering a range of online astronomy talks and activities.

COVID-19 Virus

Mar 27, 2020

Even though the University of Cambridge is currently closed because of COVID-19 virus, we are all adjusting to new patterns of work so our operations continue remotely, thus, any questions / queries will still be answered via the kavlisec@ast.cam.ac.uk email address.

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