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Chilean president helps lay ELT's 'first stone' - Optics.org

Following a traditional “first stone” ceremony attended by the Chilean president Michelle Bachelet Jeria, and a mountain-top connection to the country's electrical grid, construction of the European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT ...and more »

ESO Starts Construction of World's First Super Telescope Called 'Extremely Large Telescope' and Its Spectograph ... - Nature World News

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) conducted an inauguration ceremony marking the first stone for the world's first super telescope, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Jeriag, graced the ...and more »

Construction Has Begun On A Telescope That's 5 Times Bigger Than The World's Largest - Futurism

The European Space Organization (ESO) has started construction on the Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world's largest optical telescope. The new equipment will give astronomers a new tool to search for alien planets and any life they host ...and more »

Construction Begins on the Next Super Telescope - Universe Today

The construction of the world's largest telescope has begun. At a ceremony at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile, officials gathered to celebrate the first stone of the European Extremely Large Telescope's (E-ELT ...and more »

Construction begins on the world's first super telescope - Phys.Org

Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones, a 3060-metre mountaintop in Chile's Atacama Desert. The 39-metre E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world — …more ...and more »

First stone laid on the European Extremely Large Telescope - New Atlas

Construction has begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world's largest optical and infrared telescope(Credit: ESO/L. Calçada). View gallery - 6 images. Construction has finally begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E ...and more »

World's Largest Optical, Infrared Telescope Is Now Being Constructed - Science World Report

The world's largest optical and infrared telescope called Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is now being built in Chile. It aims to explore unknown objects in the universe to augment the development of science and technology. The enormous telescope is ...and more »

ESO signs contracts for the ELT's gigantic primary mirror - Phys.Org

This artist's rendering shows the huge segmented primary mirror of the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Contracts for the manufacture of the mirror segments were signed on May 30, 2017, at a ceremony at ESO's Headquarters near Munich. …more. The ...and more »

ESO Begins Construction Of Telescope Big Enough To Find Alien Life - Tech Times

Construction of the Extremely Large Telescope started on Friday, May 26. Once completed, the instrument will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Five Times Larger Than Top Observing Instruments Today. The E-ELT, which is funded by ...and more »

Construction begins on the world's first 'super telescope' that could help astronomers find alien life - Daily Mail

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), being built in Chile, is designed to help astronomers peer back to the first galaxies 14 billion years ago. When its completed, it will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger ...and more »