Free Astronomy Magazine July-August 2020

50 JULY-AUGUST 2020 SPACE CHRONICLES giant main mirror of the telescope to study a wide range of science topics, from objects in our Solar System to distant active galaxies. METIS will be extremely well suited to study the life cycle of stars, from infant stars and planet-forming discs to older stars near the end of their lifetime. METIS instrument passes design milestone M ETIS, the powerful imager and spectrograph for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), has passed its Preliminary De- sign Review at ESO’s headquarters in Garching, Germany. METIS, short for Mid-infrared ELT Imager and Spec- trograph, will make full use of the by ESO G roup photo of the event “METIS Preliminary Design Review” (PDR), ESO Garching, 6-10 May 2019. [ESO]