Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Cyber Monday Sale Extended! Courses ranging from coding to project management - all eLearning deals 20% off with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY20". ×

Submission + - How telescopes deal with earthquakes in Chile ( 1

edgeofphysics writes: Given that Chile is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, how do astronomers protect their giant telescopes that have been built or are being built in the Chilean Andes? This blog post discusses how Chile's most advanced facility — the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) — protects its precious 8.2-metre primary mirrors in the event of an earthquake.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

How telescopes deal with earthquakes in Chile

Comments Filter:
  • Isolating apparatus from vibration is not the same thing as making telescope earthquake proof.

    Telescopes in Scotland could detect the earthquake in Chile.
    The VLT may not resist a mid-level earthquake at close range, I don't know

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer