WEAVE Detectors Completion

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

Abstract

This grant is to complete the production and commissioning of 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 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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Harris A (2018) A and F stars as probes of outer Galactic disc kinematics in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Rosslowe C (2017) A deep near-infrared spectroscopic survey of the Scutum-Crux arm for Wolf-Rayet stars? in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Zavarygin E (2019) A search for cosmological anisotropy using the Lyman alpha forest from SDSS quasar spectra in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Erkal D (2017) A sharper view of Pal 5's tails: discovery of stream perturbations with a novel non-parametric technique in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Xiang M (2019) Abundance Estimates for 16 Elements in 6 Million Stars from LAMOST DR5 Low-Resolution Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

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