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23 Aug 17
VLT interferometer sees gases swirling on supernova candidate Antares

Equipment used at Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile shows stellar detail only previously captured with our own Sun.

22 Aug 17
Infrared camera captures new view of solar corona

Flight of 'AIR-Spec' imager on adapted Gulfstream jet during eclipse totality expected to improve understanding of solar wind phenomena.

09 Aug 17
University of Arizona’s John Greivenkamp elected to SPIE presidential chain

Telescope enthusiast and optics educationalist will serve as society’s president in 2020.

03 Aug 17
Ed White appointed National Photonics Initiative committee chief

Currently heading up corporate outreach at AIM Photonics, White previously worked at Kodak.

28 Jul 17
SPIE chief Eugene Arthurs to retire next year

Industry veteran to step down after 18 years as the optics and photonics society’s executive director and CEO.

26 Jul 17
Nikon celebrates centenary with an eye on the future

Camera and lithography giant was created by the merger of two optics companies on July 25, 1917.

21 Jul 17
First light in Chile: MASCARA eyes up likely planets

Exoplanet hunting camera switched on at ESO’s La Silla Observatory; southern hemisphere complement to La Palma's northern site.

19 Jul 17
UK’s EPIC center rescheduled for 2019 launch

Application finally made to build Torbay-based photonics R&D facility after two-year delay blamed on Brexit.

19 Jul 17
UK Parliamentary Group highlights photonics' benefits and needs

Reconstituted political forum develops strategy for new government's decision-making, spending priorities.

12 Jul 17
Australia enters partnership with ESO

Astronomers and industry “down under” gain access to La Silla Paranal Observatory; first step towards Australia gaining ESO membership.

11 Jul 17
EU RoHS exemption for glass with Cd and Pb extended to 2021

Glasses containing cadmium and lead may still be used for four more years; industry lobbyists to push for total exemption.

04 Jul 17
Fish vision scientist Temple hooks Innovator of the Year prize

Sight-saving device based on fishes' perception of polarized light wins BBSRC Innovator of the Year award.

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