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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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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Figueras F (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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

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