WEAVE Detectors Completion

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


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).


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

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

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Padilla C (2019) The Physics of the Accelerating Universe Camera 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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Conroy C (2019) Mapping the Stellar Halo with the H3 Spectroscopic Survey 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

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