The SST-1M captured first light at the Ondřejov Observatory

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the SST-1M gamma-ray telescope started first observations from the Observatory of the Astronomical Institute CAS in Ondřejov. The telescope will detect gamma rays of very high energy originating from sources in our Galaxy or more distant locations of the Universe. The project is realized in teh international collaboration of reserachers from CAS, Palacký University in Olomouc, and teams from Switzerland, Poland, and Ukraine.

Dušan Mandát elected ESO STC member

The Council of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) elected Dušan Mandát the member of the Scientific Technical Committee of ESO (STC). STC is the main advisory body of the Council and the Director General on scientific and technical matters. STC is composed of representatives of ESO member states and Dušan Mandát will replace at this position Dr.