Category Archives: Conferences

Attending the 227th AAS meeting

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The next leap to LUVOIR astronomy is being prepared at the time the JWST is in its ramp-up for integration, tests and launch in 2018. This post-JWST generation will likely be a 10-12m deployable segmented telescope working in UV, VIS and NIR wavelengths. The building of such a giant space observatory gathers many technological challenges that require a solid R&D… Read more »

ESA workshop on innovative space optics

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ESA organises a particularly interesting workshop on freeform optics and active systems for space applications (follow this link for additional details). A real mix of agencies, industrials, and research institutes, from europe and the US are joining. Trends: (1) Enable 3D printing of mirrors, (2) How to specify freeform optics, (3) Enable Active optics in space! Glad to find collaborators… Read more »