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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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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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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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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Starkenburg E (2017) The Pristine survey - I. Mining the Galaxy for the most metal-poor stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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

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Widmark A (2019) The dynamical matter density in the solar neighbourhood inferred from Gaia DR1 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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Kalfountzou E (2017) Observational evidence that positive and negative AGN feedback depends on galaxy mass and jet power in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Williams A (2017) On the run: mapping the escape speed across the Galaxy with SDSS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Zwitter T (2020) The GALAH survey: chemodynamics of the solar neighbourhood in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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De Boer T (2018) The fall of the Northern Unicorn: tangential motions in the Galactic anticentre with SDSS and Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Casares J (2018) Hibernating black holes revealed by photometric mass functions in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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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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Pittordis C (2019) Testing modified gravity with wide binaries in Gaia DR2 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Kraljic K (2022) Forecasts for WEAVE-QSO: 3D clustering and connectivity of critical points with Lyman- a tomography 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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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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Silk J (2019) Exploring a new definition of the green valley and its implications in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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

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Wang Y (2019) ATLAS probe: Breakthrough science of galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

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

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Padilla C (2019) The Physics of the Accelerating Universe Camera in The Astronomical Journal

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

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

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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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Ting Y (2019) The Payne : Self-consistent ab initio Fitting of Stellar Spectra in The Astrophysical Journal

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

 
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