LSST Primary/Tertiary Mirror Casting, 29 March 2008

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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01_Outside_the_Steward_Observatory_Mirror_Lab.jpg
01 Outside the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab

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02_Pierre_with_Rocky_Kolb.jpg
02 Pierre and Rocky Kolb

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03_LSST_8.4_meter_mirror_is_cast_in_rotating_oven.jpg
03 LSST 8.4 meter mirror is cast in rotating oven

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04_Pierre_and_Roger_Blandford_in_front_of_oven.jpg
04 Pierre and Roger Blandford in front of oven

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05_Pierre_and_Rigi.jpg
05 Pierre and Rigi

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06_Pierre_holding_a_piece_of_E6_Borosilicate_glass_used_for_the_LSST_mirror.jpg
06 Pierre holding a piece of E6 Borosilicate glass used for the LSST mirror

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07_Rigi_looking_through_a_glass_chunk.jpg
07 Rigi looking through a glass chunk

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08_The_rotating_oven_contains_20_metric_tons_of_glass.jpg
08 The rotating oven contains 20 metric tons of glass

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09_Below_the_oven.jpg
09 Below the oven

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10_Installation_of_the_hexagonal_cores.jpg
10 Installation of the hexagonal cores

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11_The_cores_are_installed_awaiting_the_glass_loading.jpg
11 The cores are installed awaiting the glass loading

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13_Mirror_polishing.jpg
13 Mirror polishing

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14_Polishing_detail_1.jpg
14 Polishing detail 1

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15_Polishing_detail_2.jpg
15 Polishing detail 2

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16_Grantry_to_lift_the_mirror_for_cleaning.jpg
16 Grantry to lift the mirror for cleaning

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17_Collations_under_the_optical_test_tower.jpg
17 Collations under the optical test tower

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18_Looking_up_at_the_test_tower.jpg
18 Looking up at the test tower

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19_Polishing_of_test_mirror.jpg
19 Polishing of test mirror

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20_Steward_Lab_accomplishments.jpg
20 Steward Lab accomplishments

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21_Charles_Simonyi_talks_to_us_about_his_visit_to_the_Space_Station.jpg
21 Charles Simonyi talks to us about his visit to the International Space Station

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22_Simonyi_in_Soyuz.jpg
22 Simonyi in Soyuz

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23_Charles_uplifting_talk.jpg
23 Charles uplifting talk

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24_PRS_and_friends.jpg
24 PRS and friends

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25_Visit_to_David_and_Wendee_Levys_home.jpg
25 Visit to David and Wendee Levy's home

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26_Pierre_and_David_look_on_Obadiah.jpg
26 Pierre and David look on Obadiah

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27_David_at_Obadiah_12in_camera.jpg
27 David at Obadiah 12in camera

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28_Rigi_who_is_deathly_afraid_of_dogs_pets_The_Beagle.jpg
28 Rigi who is deathly afraid of dogs pets The Beagle

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29_David_and_Pierre_with_Davids_first_instrument.jpg
29 David and Pierre with David's first instrument

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