Big Throughput Camera on Exhibit at The Smithsonian

The Big Throughput Camera was designed and built by a team led by Gary Bernstein and UC Davis Physics Professor Tony Tyson while he was at Bell Labs (Tony Tyson came to UC Davis in 2005). The camera, which was the first mosaic of its type, was put on the CTIO 4-meter telescope in Chile to collect the data that showed the expansion of the universe was accelerating. This camera was donated by Tony Tyson and is now on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, as part of the cosmology exhibit, "Explore the Universe." To learn more about the Big Throughput Camera and its contributions to the search for dark energy, hear the audio recording at