noaoann16013 — Announcement

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Enters Construction Phase

9 August 2016

The 3-D spectroscopic sky-mapping project, DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), has received formal approval from the US Department of Energy to begin construction. Installation at the Kitt Peak Mayall telescope will begin in 2017. Designed to measure the role of dark energy in the expansion history of the Universe, DESI will measure the redshifts of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars and create a map of the Universe out to a distance of 10 billion light years.


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New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope
New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope