Author Archives: Stuart Goldman


NASA Wants You!

The US space agency wants to give its soon-to-be-launched gamma-ray observatory a new name, and it has opened the floor for nominations. Do you have the perfect moniker for the next Great Observatory?

Largest Optical Telescopes

Largest Optical Telescopes of Today & Tomorrow Name and location Primary-mirror aperture (meters) European Extremely Large Telescope (proposed) 42 Thirty Meter Telescope (proposed) 30 Giant Magellan Telescope (proposed) Cerro Las Campanas, Chile 24.5 Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) La Palma, Canary Islands 10.4 Keck Telescopes Mauna Kea, Hawaii 10.0 (×2) Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Sutherland,…