Tom Diehl

Fermi Lab's Dark Energy Camera

Brenna and Tom standing with the Dark Energy Camera in Chile

Brenna and Tom standing with the Dark Energy Camera in Chile

One of the things First Light host Brian O’Keefe has tried to include in the first 100 episodes of the show is science stories, and the researchers at Fermi Lab have been a great resource. Like the time he sat down with Brenna Flaugher to talk about her amazing camera

Brenna said, even the view looking down from the Dark Energy Camera observatory was pretty spectacular

Brenna said, even the view looking down from the Dark Energy Camera observatory was pretty spectacular

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’