The consortium consist of universities, knowledge institutes and industry. For a complete overview of the partners within this consortium, please go to our Partners page
In July 2009 awarded the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) a grant to this consortium led by the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) to design, develop and build one instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).
NOVA representing all astronomical institutes at universities in the Netherlands is involved in consortia for different instruments for the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) and therefore responsible for different instrument parts. In order to fulfill this responsibility NOVA has formed a national consortium to help NOVA to do the necessary research and design. It is this last consortium that presents to you this website, giving an overview of all the projects that are going on.
For more information about the different projects, see our Project webpage.
Unfortunately, building an instrument is not as easy as building an IKEA cupboard. The technologies used are often at the edge of our capabilities or sometimes even beyond. In order to achieve that we have started several R&D projects to support the building of an E-ELT instrument.
tip: Hover over a project to see the name of the project and click to visit its page, tap on a project if you are on a mobile device