The first European presentation of EST took place on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at 9:50am, at the prestigious location of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Pallazzina dell’Auditorio – Via della Lungara 230, Rome). The goal of this event was to underline the Italian involvement in the project both from the scientific and the industrial point of view. It convened the European and Italian scientific communities involved in the project, the elite of Italian industry for astrophysics, the institutions and the public press. The presentation has been supported by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), S.R.S. Engineering, A.D.S. International and the Italian scientific institutions involved in EST: INAF (the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics), the University of Calabria, the University of Catania and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
The event has involved the participation of researchers from all the Italian institutions participating in EST and representatives from the Italian industry. Manolo Collados (EST project coordinator) has declared that “EST will combine the best of present solar telescopes and will largely improve their performances”.
EST is promoted by the European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST), which includes around 500 researchers from 15 European countries.
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