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Towards an Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope

Project description

A design study for a new sub-millimeter astronomical observatory

Our understanding of the formation, destruction, and evolution of objects in the Universe requires a comprehensive view of the sky at millimeter and sub-millimeter (sub-mm) wavelengths. From the discovery of dusty sub-mm galaxies to the ringed nature of protostellar disks, the current generation of sub-mm facilities has opened a new window for astronomical discoveries. The EU-funded AtLAST project will take a giant technological leap into a next-generation large aperture (50 meters in diameter) single-antenna telescope with a field-of-view of two degrees, an area equivalent to 16 full moons and about 500 times larger than any existing large single-dish sub-mm facilities have achieved. The project aims to obtain a feasibility study and telescope design that take into account the technical, operational and environmental challenges of such infrastructure and are able to achieve the transformational science goals.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INFRADEV-2019-3

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 174 582,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 444 878,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OHB DIGITAL CONNECT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 795 000,00
Address
Manfred-fuchs-platz 2-4
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00