Our activities

This page is inversely chronologically ordered. Our main activities in given year are listed below. The greatest part of the topics below is in the form of links to separate pages, where the detailed information about specific subject is given.

The complete list (all years together) of our scientific publications.

2006

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FLORET06 - 4th international workshop on air fluorescence, May 17-20 2006, Prague

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FRAM - observed two bright optical counterparts of GRBs (GRB060117 and GRB060418)

2005

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AIRFLY - first results presented on 29th ICRC, India

2004

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FRAM - robotic telescope for atmospheric montitoring
- its assembly and testing, construction of telescope house

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Telescope assembly at Coihueco - picture gallery

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Coihueco FD eye ... and surroundings - picture gallery

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Container loading (mirror segments for 4 telescopes; February 2004) - picture gallery

2003

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AIRFLY - additional experiment to measure air fluorescence yield

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Publications:

GAP-2003-058 (300 kB)
On optics of FD without corrector ring
M. Palatka, M. Hrabovský, P. Schovánek, M. Vlček, J. Řídký, J. Grygar, M. Boháčová

2002

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Assembling of Mirror Segments Mounts at Coihueco Eye

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First Container with Final Mirror Segments Expedited to Argentina

On June 13th 2002 first container with Czech mirror segments (for two fluorescence telescopes on Coihueco) was expedited to Argentina.

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Final Mirror Production

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Test of Compatibility of Mount and Mirror Segments



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Publications:

PDF file (4383 kB)
Diploma Thesis
Very High Energy Astrophysics
R. ©mída
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 2002

2001

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FD Workshop at Vsemina, August 18 - 23

We organized FD meeting at Vsemina, where FD passed through Critical Design Review. More information on this subject, including list of participants, is available.

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Prototype FD Mirrors Production



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Publications:

PDF file (881 KB)
Optical filters designed for the fluorescence detector of the AUGER project with transmittance in the range 300 nm-420 nm
P. Schovánek, J. Křepelka, M. Hrabovský, M. Palatka, M. Vlček, L. Soukup, L. Jastrabík, J. Řídký, J. Grygar, M. Boháčová
12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, Jan Peřina, Miroslav Hrabovský and Jaromír Křepelka, Editors
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. XXXX, pp. 220-223

PDF file (5790 kB)
Diploma Thesis
The Character of Excess of Cosmic Rays above the GZK Cutoff
M. Prouza
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 2001

2000

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Optical Filter

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Design of Corrector Ring



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Publications:

GAP-2000-002, FIG-2000-002
Bifocal Optical System of the Schmidt Camera. (Design of the Corrector Ring)
M. Palatka, M. Hrabovský, P. Schovánek, J. Řídký, J. Grygar, L. Soukup

GAP-2000-003
Analysis of Possible Substitution of the Aspheric Surface of the Corrector Annulus by a Shape With Simpler Production Technology.
M. Palatka, M. Hrabovský, P. Schovánek, J. Řídký, J. Grygar, L. Soukup

1999

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Publications:

GAP-1999-025
The Optical Analysis of the Proposed Schmidt Camera Design
M. Hrabovský, M. Palatka, P. Schovánek, J. Grygar, J. Řídký, L. Soukup

M.P.+M.B. , 13 MAY 2006