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Astronomy tries to provide answers to some of mankind’s most basic questions: how did the Universe origin and how can we explain its fundamental physics? What is behind the formation of galaxies? Are we alone in the Universe? The key to providing answers to these enigmas are international scientific collaboration and ambitious international endeavours to build large astronomical observatories, as some BSBF2022 members can prove. ESO is currently building the Extremely Large Telescope, a revolutionary ground-based telescope that will be the largest visible and infrared light telescope in the world. The Square Kilometre Array Observatory, another member of BSBF2022, kicks of its construction this year with the objective of becoming the world’s largest radio telescope. ESA among other projects is involved in the James Webb Space Telescope, the next great space science observatory following Hubble. Other exciting projects such as CTAO in high energy physics and the EST in the field of solar astronomy are in different degrees of implementation.

In this webinar, featuring prominent speakers from ESA, ESO, SKAO, EST and CTAO, we take a step ahead and identify the technologies that will drive these and other organisations’ future projects, taking a look at their strategies for the future and their research and development programmes, and how industry can get involved.

Title: " A look into the future of Big Science infrastructures. Episode 1: Strategic view, roadmaps and development programmes of astronomy research infrastructures "

Date: 6 October, 2021

Time: 09:30 - 12:00 CET

Registration through the following link


    - Guenther Hasinger, Director of Science of the European Space Agency (ESA)

    - Norbert Hubin, European Southern Observatory (ESO) Technology Development Programme Manager

    - Tim Stevenson, Head of Assurance, Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO)

    - Manuel Collados, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Coordinator of the European Solar Telescope (EST)

    - Wolfgang Wild, Project Manager of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory  (CTAO)

At the end of the presentations there will be a round table moderated by Michel Hübner, the Swiss Industry Liaison Officer, who will address the questions submitted by participants during the presentations.

The agenda is available, and can be dowloaded here

The webinar recording and presentations will be made available for registered participants after the webinar in the registration platform.

We hope this BSBF webinar sparks your interest!

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