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ELT METIS passes design milestone

Jun. 21, 2020

ELT METIS passes design milestone

June 2020

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: 


The home universities/faculties of the involved researchers (FCUL, UPorto) also published news (in Portuguese):



This result gathered quite some attention by the media. We present below some selected articles that referred to the Portuguese team:


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