The World’s Biggest Digital Camera and why the StarLink Programme is a significant Issue for it …

Lens of the camera polished and coated with a broadband antireflective coating by Safran-Reosc. © SAFRAN

On 11 May 2020, Boyd Bowdish & Andrew Bradshaw gave a presentation to the society on the work of The Vera Rubin Observatory (with its 27-ft (8.4-m) mirror telescope and 3200 megapixel camera) with a talk entitled ‘How we look at Space and Time at VRO’ by Boyd Bowdish followed by a further presentation on the effects on VRO data caused by the StarLink satellite constellation ‘Sudden StarLink Syndrome’ by Andrew Bradshaw. This was our first intercontinental talk by guest speakers from the USA and an exclusive first for our society here in the UK using a ‘Zoom’ video chat.

A video of the ‘Zoom’ presentation can be viewed below.

To view the slides from the first presentation ‘How we look at Space and Time at VRO’ please click here. (PDF opens in a new window)

To view the slides from the second presentation ‘Sudden StarLink Syndrome’ please click here. (PDF opens in a new window)