Visit by the EUCLID NISP team
A team from the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) is meeting with the Euclid project team at the NBI. LAM is responsible for the building and testing of the Near Infrared Spectrometer (NISP) which is being built for the Euclid Mission. The instrument NBI is building is called the OGSE (Optical Ground Support Equipment). The OGSE will act as a telescope simulator, in order to measure the focal point of the NISP.
The 2-day review meeting in Copenhagen will discuss the test plan and get organize for the Critical Design Review of the OGSE, which is the last review before beginning to manufacture the various components of the instrument.
Euclid is a European Space Agency mission designed to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.
More about Euclid: http://sci.esa.int/euclid/