The European Solar Telescope actively participates in scientific meetings and outreach events to raise awareness of the opportunities this new infrastructure will open, as well as its relevance for deepening our understanding of the Sun and other stars in the Universe.
The European Solar Telescope participates in the ESO-Swiss Industry Day
The European Solar Telescope was among the international projects invited to the second ESO-Swiss Industry Information Day. During his talk, EST System Engineer Miguel Núñez described the technology needs of the project for the next years (tendering activity, procurement batches...), detailing the hight-tech demands of the EST instrumentation. He was accompanied by Juan Cózar, EST Chief Mechanical Engineer, and Michele Bianda, Swiss Coordinator of EST.
The 2nd ESO – Swiss Industry Information Day took place on the 15th of November in the city of Olten. Organised by the Laboratory of Astrophysics of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Industry Liaison Office, the meeting was mainly focused on the current contract status and technology roadmap of the ESO, and included keynote speakers from the ESO Organisation in Munich. The meeting also included information on the procurement status of international projects like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), and the European Solar Telescope (EST).