Technology developed in
Scientists based at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) at the Royal Observatory in
The new collaborative use for telescope technology will be highlighted at the fourth Convergent Technologies Showcase & Conference, to be held at Stirling University Management Centre on 13 May.
A key area of ATC research is in the field of adaptive optics, which the
They are also engaged in making one of the cameras, which uses the technology for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is being built collaboratively by the European Space Agency and NASA.
Adaptive optics sees through atmospheric turbulence around stars to give clear images.
This technology has been adapted to investigate and detect disease in the eye’s retina, in some cases before symptoms are experienced.
Entitled ‘Visualising the Future Together’ the focus of this year’s Convergent Technologies conference is to encourage collaborative projects in the field of medical imaging that will deliver improved healthcare treatment and services.
It will attempt to build on