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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:15 to 12:30 Auditorium
The European Southern Observatory is constructing a 39-m optical infrared telescope. This 1.2 Billion Euro project when completed in 2024 will be the largest telescope ever built with unprecedented collecting area and with Adaptive Optics incorporated diffraction limited operations are the baseline. The design and challenges of the project shall be described. Some aspects of the diverse science cases shall be presented as will the current technical status.