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Why do we freeze telescopes?

Professor Danielle George inspired an audience of students from six schools at an event led by the IET and hosted at The Abbey School.

She talked about her work to freeze satellite dish telescopes so that the faint signals from the stars come through cleanly to the computers processing the images. She’s currently involved with the Square Kilometre Array: a radio telescope under construction that is so powerful, the computing power to run it does not yet exist.

The IET works to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering.

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