Monday, September 14, 2020 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Timezone: ET
For the past 20 years, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey—a collaboration among astronomers worldwide—has been working to gather spectral and photometric data covering one-third of the sky and analyzing millions of individual objects. The making of every telescope and its instrumentation requires extraordinary creativity, innovation, and expertise, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has pioneered the development of novel equipment designed to address many crucial astronomical questions. The resulting information provides a rich legacy for future research. In this lecture, Dr. Ramirez will describe how SDSS-V, the latest phase of this massive project, is designing and building the instrumentation that will reveal new information about the universe in unprecedented detail.
Dr. Solange V. Ramirez: Astronomer and SDSS-V Project Manager, Carnegie Observatories, Carnegie Institution for Science