The European maxi telescope will be Italian!

Valeria Martalò


Italy Next, Technology

The largest European telescope, which will be built in the Andes, will be entirely Italian. Italy has in fact received the largest order ever awarded for a Earth Astronomy project: at the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) the contract was for a total amount of approximately 400 million euros, to build the dome and the mechanical support structure of the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope). The maxi telescope, with a main mirror of 39 meters in diameter, will be the largest ... Read all