The Herschel Space Observatory
Herschel-Jahr 2022 / The 2ooth death anniversary of William Herschel 2022 :
The Herschel Space Observatory (HSO)
Dr. Jeroen de Jong (Observers Group at Deutsches Museum)
Lecture in English
Friday, 8 April 2022, 8 p.m.
at Volksternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h
The Herschel satellite was the largest space observatory ever built. It was operational from 2009 until 2013. With its 3.5-meter-mirror it took images and spectra of unprecedented resolution. Herschel detected cold sources in the universe at low infrared wavelengths. Its observations helped to sort out many questions about the formation of planets, stars and the whole universe. The speaker will present his own experiences with the mission and its highlights as he has contributed to PACS, one of Herschel’s three instruments.
Image credit NASA / JPL