A Short Course in Adaptive Optics Organised by ING
ING organised a Short Course in Adaptive Optics in collaboration with Imperial
College London, University of Durham and the National University of Ireland.
The course was held on the 12–14th January 2004 in Los Cancajos, La Palma.
It was adapted for observatory staff and designed to explain the basic principles
of adaptive optics, provide an introduction to wavefront sensing techniques,
describe the components currently used for adaptive optics, identify new
technologies of potential importance for incorporation into adaptive optical
systems, describe current applications of adaptive optics and identify new
The course was taught by Prof Chris Dainty, Dr Gordon Love, Dr Richard Myers
and Dr Carl Paterson and contained a trip to the WHT to look at its adaptive
optics instrumentation. Local organiser was Stephen Goodsell (ING).¤
Course lecturers. From left to right: Prof Chris
Dainty, Dr Gordon Love, Dr Richard Myers and Dr Carl Paterson. [ JPEG | TIFF ]
Course room at Hotel H10 Taburiente Playa, Los
Cancajos. [ JPEG | TIFF ]