On April 5, 2021, DESI turned to the second and final phase of its Survey Validation (SV) work, the so-called “1% survey”. [Read More…]
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will measure the effect of dark energy on the expansion of the universe. It will obtain optical spectra for tens of millions of galaxies and quasars, constructing a 3D map spanning the nearby universe to 11 billion light years.
The DESI Survey will be conducted on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory starting in 2019. DESI is supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science to perform this Stage IV dark energy measurement using baryon acoustic oscillations and other techniques that rely on spectroscopic measurements.
Since mid-December, DESI has been intensively performing its Survey Validation (SV) observations. With SV, we seek to optimize the 5-year survey design using on-sky observations of our target classes. [Read More…]
We are a working group of three undergraduate students at Siena College. We started with DESI under Dr. John Moustakas in February 2020. [Read More…]
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 6/1/2020
DESI Opens Its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 10/28/2019
Dark Energy Instrument’s Lenses See the Night Sky for the First Time
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 4/3/2019
VIDEO: 5,000 Robots Merge to Map the Universe in 3D
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 10/17/2018