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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Simpson C (2017) Extragalactic radio surveys in the pre-Square Kilometre Array era. in Royal Society open science

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Childress M (2017) OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Figueras F (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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Mateu C (2017) Predictions for the detection of tidal streams with Gaia using great-circle methods in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Debattista V (2017) Separation of stellar populations by an evolving bar: implications for the bulge of the Milky Way in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Majewski S (2017) The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) in The Astronomical Journal

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Miglio A (2017) PLATO as it is : A legacy mission for Galactic archaeology in Astronomische Nachrichten

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González M (2017) Phase-space structures and stellar populations in the star-forming region NGC 2264 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Jofré P (2017) Climbing the cosmic ladder with stellar twins in RAVE with Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Burden A (2017) Mitigating the impact of the DESI fiber assignment on galaxy clustering in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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Thévenin F (2017) Modern Geometric Methods of Distance Determination in Space Science Reviews

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González-Morales A (2017) Unbiased constraints on ultralight axion mass from dwarf spheroidal galaxies 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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Schönrich R (2017) Assessing distances and consistency of kinematics in Gaia/TGAS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ichikawa K (2017) Foreground effect on the J-factor estimation of classical dwarf spheroidal galaxies in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ting Y (2017) Measuring 14 Elemental Abundances with R = 1800 LAMOST Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal

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Bosma A (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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Simpson J (2017) Siriusly, a newly identified intermediate-age Milky Way stellar cluster: a spectroscopic study of Gaia 1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Peñarrubia J (2017) Stellar envelopes of globular clusters embedded in dark mini-haloes in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Breedt E (2017) Using large spectroscopic surveys to test the double degenerate model for Type Ia supernovae in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Traven G (2017) The Galah Survey: Classification and Diagnostics with t-SNE Reduction of Spectral Information in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

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Pancino E (2017) The Gaia -ESO Survey: Calibration strategy in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Morabito L (2017) Investigating the unification of LOFAR-detected powerful AGN in the Boötes field in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Monreal-Ibero A (2017) The Wolf-Rayet star population in the dwarf galaxy NGC 625 in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Youakim K (2017) The Pristine survey - III. Spectroscopic confirmation of an efficient search for extremely metal-poor stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gonzalez-Perez V (2017) The host dark matter haloes of [O II] emitters at 0.5 < z < 1.5 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Lofthouse E (2017) Local analogues of high-redshift star-forming galaxies: integral field spectroscopy of green peas in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ted Mackereth J (2017) The age-metallicity structure of the Milky Way disc using APOGEE in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Freeman K (2017) Galaxies, Globular Clusters, and Dark Matter in Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

 
Description The WEAVE detector system was successfully built to specification and is now in use at the WHT.
Exploitation Route Scientific Exploitation of WEAVE
Sectors Other

URL https://www.ing.iac.es/astronomy/instruments/weave/weaveinst.html