The Demonstrator

Image of the Trinity Demonstrator at the October 2023 site visit

In the first phase of Trinity, we will operate a 1.5 m2 sized telescope.

Site of the Trinity Demonstrator next to the Eccles Observatory on Frisco Peak, UT (view to the south)

The location of the Trinity Demonstrator is on Frisco Peak, UT, at an altitude of 9,500 ft above sea level. From Frisco Peak, the telescope will oversee an area that extends up to 100 miles ideal for demonstrating the concept.

The objectives of the Demonstrator are to study potential sources of background, to prove remote operation, and to demonstrate technological readiness.

The National Science Foundation has awarded us with the funding needed to build and operate the Demonstrator.

First light, that is the start of operation, of the Demonstrator was October 3rd, 2023 of Cosmic Ray Showers.

Since then the group has been working hard to automate operations and data collection