EUROPEAN LARGE TELESCOPE

SCIENCE CASE

These pages are a collection of ongoing work towards the science case for an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). The goal of this work is to identify key science drivers for the ELT, and develop the case sufficiently (through detailed calculations and simulations) to be able to drive the design of such a telescope.


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THE EUROPEAN ELT SCIENCE WORKING GROUP

Development of the ELT science case in Europe is now coordinated by the ESO-OPTICON ELT Science Working Group. Please see the European ELT SWG Public pages

SCIENCE CASE DOCUMENTS

Several documents were produced describing the science case for a 50-100m ELT.

Click HERE for a summary of selected ELT science highlights for a 50-100m telescope

Click on the images below to download PDF files of the documents.

Executive Summary Full Science Case

Previous versions and other science case documents include the following:

Science Cases for other ELT projects are also publically available:

SCIENCE CASE PREPARATION TOOLS

SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS

PEOPLE

OTHER RELEVANT LINKS

Background image: Derived from WMAP measurements of fluctuations in the microwave background


Last modified by:
Isobel Hook,
23 Oct 2006 .