Astronomers Awarded $5M Contract to Build Cameras for New-Generation Microlensing Telescopes

April 25, 2012


A team of Ohio State astronomers has been awarded a $5 million dollar contract from KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Sciences Institute) to build three 340 megapixel cameras - three of the largest ever made - for the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTN).

Andrew Gould, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration; Bruce Atwood, project scientist; and Tom O’Brien, project engineer, successfully competed for the grant. With Scott Gaudi, associate professor of astronomy, they form the team of Ohio State scientists and engineers, who will build the cameras.

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