Bicep Array is a cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiment that will begin observations from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in early 2020. As the next stage of the Bicep/Keck series of experiments, Bicep Array will replace the five receivers of the Keck Array with four much larger receivers. This page details the activities of the group at the University of Minnesota in the year leading up to deployment of the experiment, including the assembly of the new telescope mount at UMN and the integration of the drive system, controllers, and receivers.
For updates, take a look at the Blog
A live webcam of the UMN high bay and the assembly process can be found on the sidebar
- Update from the South Pole - It’s been a couple of weeks since our last update and they’ve been busy ones. As of our last update, we’d just started to cool down the BA1 cryostat for the first time at the South Pole. After about 2 weeks of cooling down to its 4K base temperature, we were finally able to cycle […]
- BICEP Array Coming Together at the South Pole - By Jamie Cheshire: BICEP Array deployment is now well underway at the Martin A. Pomerantz Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Before work could begin on assembling the mount, the on-site team had to decommission the existing instrument, the Keck Array, and remove the old instrument’s mount (which was originally installed for the DASI […]