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The Extremely Large Telescope: Science Prospects and Engineering Challenges
Talk by Colin Cunningham FIET FInstP FSPIE CEng, RAEng Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering. The European Southern Observatory is building an optical and infrared telescope four times larger in diameter than any existing today. I will describe the engineering challenges of this giant telescope, and give a preview of some of the exciting