Author: Tami Blackwell

DESI Collaboration Meeting held at LBNL

28-30 May 2014:  “DESI — the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument — is slated to provide the most comprehensive picture of the universe to date, bringing into focus the 3-D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars.  The

Scientists to map universe in 3-D HD

5 May 2014:  “The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will create the clearest three-dimensional map yet of one-third of the sky…” (Symmetry, May 5, 2014)

DESI Kitt Peak Integration Visit in April

23-25 April 2014: Sixteen people from five DESI collaborating institutions converged on Kitt Peak to discuss integration issues with NOAO staff. Here Robin Lafever inspects the telescope polar axis bearing area for equipment that might interfere with the planned fiber

DESI focal plate demonstrator

24 April 2014:  A first look at the DESI focal plate demonstrator during machining at ADS (by the Spain Participation Group and LBNL collaboration).

DESI Spectrograph Camera Preliminary Design Review

17 April 2014:  Robert Besuner inspects the triplet bonding during the Preliminary Design Review for the spectrograph prototypes at Winlight.

DESI Collaboration Meeting, May 28-30, 2014 @ LBNL

The third DESI Collaboration Meeting will be held May 28-30, 2014, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Important dates: April 10: Registration Open ($35 beverage & merchandise fee) May 9: Registration deadline May 13: Lab Guest House group reservation

2013 Events

November 2013 – The Pre-CD1 Director’s Review was held November 21-22, 2013, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). (Click here for the Private Review Website) July 2013 – The second MS-DESI Collaboration Meeting was held July 15-18, 2013, at LBNL. (Click

2012 Events

December 2012 – On December 12, 2012, the DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics announced the selection of Berkeley Lab to manage the Mid-Scale Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (MS-DESI) experiment.  (Click here for the Today At Berkeley Lab news article) September


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