39: Ridiculously Large Telescopes


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Things we talk about in this episode:

The Giant Magellan Telescope

A good video about the GMT from National Geographic

XKCD on telescope names

The plain old Magellan Telescope

SALT, the South African Large Telescope

The Very Large Telescope

The European Extremely Large Telescope

The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (now cancelled)

The Thirty Metre Telescope

Making Magellan Mirrors (video)

Description of the mirror process (video)

The GMT Science Book

Active Optics and Adaptive Optics

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