Overview

All reports about astronomy

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Solar telescope
Tracking the Sun
With the help of a new solar telescope astronomers have discovered properties of the sun’s surface that have been unknown up to now. [more]




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VISTA
Top Optics with a Wide Field
When the innovative wide field survey telescope called VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy)goes into operation in the year 2006, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) will have another top-quality instrument at its disposal to explore the heavens. [more]




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Mirror Substrate
Exploring Space
In 1903 SCHOTT supplied the first mirror substrate of a larger dimension for a telescope. Ever since, astronomical mirrors made by SCHOTT have been making decisive contributions to the exploration of the universe. Here are some highlights of the past 100 years. [more]


Telescope Projects
Ever Larger and More Powerful
At the world’s largest astronomy conference held in Hawaii, 2,200 participants discussed current and future telescope projects. SCHOTT GLAS was represented by experts and an exhibit. [more]


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Weather satellite
More Precise Forecasts
At the end of August 2002 the world’s most advanced weather satellite was launched into space by an Ariane 5 rocket. With the help of mirrors made from “ZERODUR®“ glass ceramic, the satellite will soon enable meteorologists to take a much more exact look at weather occurrences. [more]


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Optical Components
“Eyes” for a Telescope
It is not enough for a telescope to possess a large reflecting surface. Only when the image quality of the astronomical instruments and the optical components are at their best is it possible to make new discoveries about the cosmos. [more]


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Astronomy
From the Simple Tube to the High-Tech Telescope
Is anybody out there? From time immemorial men have sought ways and means of exploring the universe. [more]


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Astronomy
ROSAT: Methuselah among satellites
Germany’s ROSAT X-ray satellite began operation on June 1, 1990. Its mirror system, built by Carl Zeiss, was only intended to operate for two to three years. Yet up to a few months ago it was still transmitting sensational pictures back to its ground station. [more]


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“ZERODUR®” Glass Ceramic
Discovering the Past
The Gran Telescopio Canarias is set to become the world’s biggest telescope. SCHOTT is supplying 42 “ZERODUR®” glass ceramic mirror carriers for the project. [more]


Ultramodern Measuring Technology
The manufacture of mirror segments for telescopes like the Grantecan calls for close cooperation between production and measuring technology. [more]


Interview with GTC director Dr. Pedro Álvarez
In Search of Faint Objects
The outstandingly high image quality of the GTC will enable astronomers to explore other planetary systems. [more]