Universe Today Podcasts With Fraser Cain

842: Liquid Mirror Telescope with Dr. Paul Hickson



Dr. Paul Hickson is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Hickson is overseeing a team that built a telescope out of liquid mercury in India. The International Liquid Mirror Telescope is 4 meters across and built on top of a 3,000-meter mountain in India. This will prove the technology and allow for larger and larger liquid mirror telescopes on Earth (and eventually in space). https://science.ubc.ca/news/indian-ubc-astronomers-celebrate-first-light-liquid-mirror-telescope