Super modern telescope will be assembled near Almaty
Super modern telescope will be assembled near Almaty. The project cost is over $500,000. Along with the observation of solar activity, it will be used for applied sciences. The project will be financed by the Kazakh Ministry of Education. There are only a few such telescopes in the world. Kazakhstan’s telescope will be more powerful and will differ in modifications, the Nobel laureate George Smoot announced at the First International Conference of the Energy Space Laboratory in Astana. Leading astrophysicists from eight countries took part in the conference as well. The meeting’s agenda includes gamma-ray bursts, photonics, the study of "black" holes and the use of black matter energy. According to scientists, Kazakhstan has great potential in this sphere.
GEORGE SMOOT, NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSICS:
- We are talking about having Kazakhstan be the first anywhere using a new kind of a tech for looking at fast astronomy, fast photons. 090708 // 00:04:22:09. I think Kazakhstan has the opportunity to both attract people to be learning about science and be interested in science and technology that have to do with studying the universe and that spreads in other areas and also make people understand and build up the space program.
KANAT BAIGARIN, VICE PRESIDENT ON INNOVATIONS AND SCIENCE, NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY:
- About 95% of the energy is contained in an unknown form, in the so-called black matter, and black energy. 5% of the entire visible part of the energy is the energy that we can use. We are trying to obtain energy by all means but, in fact, we can find energy in the space and use it.