WEAVE Detectors Main Grant

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: Astrophysics Research Institute

Abstract

This grant is to produce the detector system for the WEAVE spectrograph.

Planned Impact

ARI has a long tradition of strong industrial and PUS engagement. For this particular project we will continue our policy of engagement with engineering firms who will be commissioned to manufacture the structure of the instrument. In the past this has allowed firms working with us to upgrade their skills and machinery to deliver the high precision needed for astronomical instrumentation, allowing them to received a grants and R&D tax credits in order to upgrade their precision machining capability and safeguarding a number of jobs at the time. In addition such firms have been able to use their work on astronomical instrumentation to enhance their reputation with other customers and has assisted them in gaining access to new markets (for example contracts with ING and CERN).

Publications

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Belokurov V (2019) Gaia's living and breathing Galaxy in Nature Reviews Physics

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Bieth M (2019) The gravitational force field of the Galaxy measured from the kinematics of RR Lyrae in Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Carrera R. (2019) Open clusters through the eyes of WEAVE in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X

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Cenarro A (2019) J-PLUS: The Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Chabanier S (2019) The one-dimensional power spectrum from the SDSS DR14 Lya forests in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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Conroy C (2019) Mapping the Stellar Halo with the H3 Spectroscopic Survey in The Astrophysical Journal

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Das P (2020) seestar: Selection functions for spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Garavito-Camargo N (2019) Hunting for the Dark Matter Wake Induced by the Large Magellanic Cloud in The Astrophysical Journal

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Gentile Fusillo N (2019) A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gómez F (2019) Footprints of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy in the Gaia data set in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Hale C (2019) LOFAR observations of the XMM-LSS field in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Harris A (2019) A study of full space motions of outer Galactic disc A and F stars in two deep pencil beams in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Japelj J (2019) Simulating MOS science on the ELT: Ly a forest tomography in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Jofré P (2019) Accuracy and Precision of Industrial Stellar Abundances in Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Koposov S (2020) Discovery of a nearby 1700 km s-1 star ejected from the Milky Way by Sgr A* in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Kushniruk I (2019) Disentangling the Arcturus stream in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Laporte C (2019) Stellar disc streams as probes of the Galactic potential and satellite impacts in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Leung H (2018) Deep learning of multi-element abundances from high-resolution spectroscopic data in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Lewis J. (2019) The WEAVE Core Processing System at CASU in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X

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Lodieu N (2019) Metallicity, temperature, and gravity scales of M subdwarfs , in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Mahatma V (2019) LoTSS DR1: Double-double radio galaxies in the HETDEX field in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Maiolino R (2019) De re metallica: the cosmic chemical evolution of galaxies in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

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Manser C (2020) The frequency of gaseous debris discs around white dwarfs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description Collaboration with Isaac Newton Group 
Organisation Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint development of detector systems
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in operations and use
Impact Development in ongoing, with completion of the new system due in 2018.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with University of Oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific Expertise, Access to telescope time
Collaborator Contribution Scientific Expertise, Financial Contribution
Impact Collaboration on followup of LOFAR radio transients starting in early 2014.
Start Year 2014