ELT METIS passes design milestone
A group of scientists and engineers from CENTRA and staff at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Ciências ULisboa) and the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) - are participing in the development of METIS (Mid-infrared ELT Imager and Spectrograph), a powerful instrument that will be mounted on the biggest terrestrial telescope - the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
METIS has passed a critical phase - the preliminary design review – and will now take another approximately 7 years until it is constructed and installed at the ELT.
The ESO press release (with translations in all ESO member states languages) can be found here:
This result gathered quite some attention by the media. We present below some selected articles that referred to the Portuguese team:
- Correio da Manhã, 7th June 2020, page 22
- National Geographic
- Sapo 24
- Jornal do Luxemburgo
- O Observador
- Porto Canal
- Açoriano Ocidental
- Notícias ao Minuto
- Ribatejo News
- Viva Porto