ngVLA Open Day Event

mtex antenna technology integration and test facility

mtex antenna technology integration and test facility

Polygraphstr. 2, 04435 Schkeuditz

Under the patronage of Saxony's Minister-President Michael Kretschmer

mtex antenna technology and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) cordially invite you to an Open Day event. 


When:     Thursday, the 28th of September 2023 

                Start of the program: 14:00 to 18:00

                             Awaited: 13:00 pm


Where:    mtex facility in Schkeuditz, Polygraphstraße 2


mtex antenna technology was awarded the contract by NRAO & AUI in 2021 to develop, design, and produce the first 18-metre ngVLA prototype telescope.   


The next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) will be the largest radio astronomy facility in the northern hemisphere when constructed in the next decade.  
It will be the successor to the Very Large Array, the most productive ground-based astronomical facility of the past 40 years, located in the Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico, USA.  The assembly and testing of the full 18-metre primary backup structure is an important milestone in this revolutionary project. 


On this Open Day we will present our cutting edge telescope technology and share valuable insights about the ngVLA project itself. Top scientists from the USA and Germany will deliver remarks and celebrate this exciting collaboration in technological advancement and scientific discovery.    


Join us in Leipzig and celebrate the collaboration 
between mtex and the ngVLA project! 

© Pressefoto, CDU Landesverband

Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony Michael Kretschmer

Registration for Grand Opening Day Event in Schkeuditz
  • Annett Rindfleisch
  • Anton Zensus
  • Christian Hedler
  • Christof Fertig
  • Clemens Aulich
  • Dominik Riechers
  • Eric Murphy
  • Eugen Rogulenko
  • Fabrice Sander
  • Frank Rindfleisch
  • Gunar Wagenbach
  • Hans - Peter Fuchs
  • Heiko Köppe
  • Helge Rottmann
  • Jakob Schäfer
  • Jan Fertig
  • Karl-Heinz Dr. Stenvers
  • Klaus Schwab
  • Lars Blatt
  • Lutz Stenvers
  • Matthias Richter
  • Maurice Kepper
  • Meikel Dörr
  • Nadine Hagemus-Becker
  • Renate Stenvers
  • Shubham Bhagat
  • Stefan Breunig
  • Steffen Seubert
  • Til Birnstiel
  • Tino Hetschack
  • Willem Esterhuyse
  • Wolfgang Wimmer
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Ligita Zilyte
    • 1:00 PM 1:55 PM
      Arrival - Entry Time
    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      E. Finckh, Moderator - Welcome Speech 10m
    • 2:10 PM 2:25 PM
      Minister President of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer
    • 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
      Prof A. Zensus, Director Max Planck Institute of Radioastronomy
    • 2:50 PM 3:05 PM
      Dr.A.Beasley, Direktor NRAO
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      Disclosure of reflector 20m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      BREAK 30m
    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      John R. Crosby, Generalkonsul USA, Leipzig
    • 4:15 PM 4:30 PM
      Dr. E. Murphy, NRAO Project Scientist
    • 4:30 PM 4:45 PM
      Lutz Stenvers, CEO mtex antenna technology
    • 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Mark Roper, Division Director at New Mexico Economic Development Department & Max Gruner EDD Director
    • 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
      Prof G. Hasinger, Director DZA
    • 5:15 PM 5:30 PM
      E.Finckh, Moderator: Summary & Wrap up