University of California Santa Cruz and CTA-US member is quoted in the August 2015 issue of Astronomy Magazine
We have started preparing the construction site for the US prototype telescope (pSCT). The pSCT will test a novel two-mirror system to allow for a more compact (and cheaper!) electronic system than current Cherenkov Telescopes. The first bit of cement has been laid and you can watch as we continue to prepare for construction this summer live! Continue to check in on our progress as we build the prototype; we expect construction to begin in the Fall of 2015.
In September of 2014, Professor Rene Ong of the University of California, Los Angeles was elected as the next Co-Spokeperson of the international Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium. Together with Professor Werner Hofmann (MPI-Heidelberg), Prof. Ong will serve in a leadership role helping to guide the direction of the Consortium and communicate our progress and exciting developments with the world.