The astronomical optical instrument group is part of the technical laboratory of SHAO, and consists of two professors, three engineers, and two graduate students.
The main task of this group is to design various ancillary equipment for supporting the astronomical research work of SHAO, as well as to encourage the popularization of astronomy by providing telescopes for middle schools. At present the group is engaged in the development of a prototype telescope. We are also involved in the study of a Fizeau type interferometer for a future large optical telescope in China.
Faculty:Jianjun Cao(assistant engineer), Yafei Cao, Xinyang Chen(engineer), Zhengdong Chen(assistant engineer), Senyu Jiang(engineer), Binyu Liu((assistant engineer), Congcong Zhang(assistant engineer), Jinfu Zhang, Lixin Zhang(Assistant engineer), Dan Zhou(assistant engineer), Jie Zhu(assistant engineer), Nenghong Zhu(professor)