Jan 31, 2022

Renovating the 20″ Grubb Parsons Telescope at Glasgow University

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Fri, Feb 4 at 11:30 AM PST.

Talk by Prof Giles Hammond, University of Glasgow. Join us in person at the Augustine United Church or online via our YouTube channel.

In this talk I will describe work that has been undertaken to renovate a 20 Grubb – Parsons telescope at University of Glasgow. I will begin with a brief history of the company, charting some of the telescope this company built for international observatories. I will then describe the Glasgow 20, which had a sister telescope in Edinburgh. The renovation required a complete rebuild of the RA and Dec clock drive, in addition to re-aluminising the mirrors. I will finish with some images/observations from the instrument.

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