VDL and TNO deliver prototypes for the world’s largest telescope
On 15 July, VDL and TNO have delivered three prototypes to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to support the main mirror of what will be the largest telescope in the world. This telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), is intended to surpass all existing telescopes. With the E-ELT the ESO hopes to obtain more information about the formation of the Milky Way galaxy, stars and dark matter. ESO want to build this telescope in the Chilean Atacama Desert at an elevation of 3060 metres. The plan calls for completion of the telescope in 2018.
Publication date: 1-7-2010