Dispersing Elements for Astronomy: New Trends and Possibilities

Published: 11 Jun 2017
ESPRESSO mosaic grating under test

Joint Workshop: INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera and ESO
Milan City Aquarium, Italy, 9–11 October 2017

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers involved in the design, realization and construction of spectroscopic instrumentation, and companies and institutes that produce dispersing elements and associated optical components. The workshop provides a forum for discussing the scientific needs for future instruments and the technological challenges in developing new types of dispersing elements.

The workshop will cover spectroscopic instrumentation from low to high dispersion and from visible to infrared. Although many of the new developments in the field of diffraction gratings and dispersing elements naturally focus on instrumentation for the new generation of Extremely Large Telescopes, the requirements of smaller facilities will also be discussed. Full details are available on the workshop webpage. The abstract deadline is 31 July 2017 and the registration deadline 5 September 2017.

The Workshop is sponsored by: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF); Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera; ESO; OPTICON; Photonics21; Astronomische Nachrichten.