Dark Energy Survey

Dark Energy Survey Snaps Its Last Picture

Brenna Flaugher and Tom Diehl inside the observatory that houses the Dark Energy Camera in Chile

Brenna Flaugher and Tom Diehl inside the observatory that houses the Dark Energy Camera in Chile

A pretty amazing project that started at Fermi-Lab isn’t quite complete but an important part of the process wrapped up in recent weeks. Up next could be the compilation of one of the most incredible photo albums. First Light host Brian O’Keefe sat down with Dark Energy Camera designer Brenna Flaugher and Dark Energy Survey Deputy Director Tom Diehl. The husband and wife researchers talked about their big science project

Dark Energy researchers Brenna Flaugher and Tom Diehl (center) outside the observatory in Chile

Dark Energy researchers Brenna Flaugher and Tom Diehl (center) outside the observatory in Chile

Researchers routunely watched the Chilean sunset with the viscachas before heading into the observatory to take pictures of galaxies as part of the ‘Dark Energy Survey’

Researchers routunely watched the Chilean sunset with the viscachas before heading into the observatory to take pictures of galaxies as part of the ‘Dark Energy Survey’

Fermi's Dark Energy Survey Encourages Citizen Scientists

Sometimes when First Light host Brian O'Keefe heads out to work on a story, he knows there’s a chance the subject matter is going to be over his head. When the story includes driving through the gates at Fermi Lab, there’s a very good chance it will be way over his head. Never the less, he was undeterred this week when he got a chance to speak with the Director of the Dark Energy Survey, and one of the researchers on the project.

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