Episode 50: Modern-Day Galileo

In this podcast episode Dr. Robert Fugate discusses his astounding career in physics, astrophotography and how he gained the title “Father of Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics.”

If you’d like to hear more, check out Dr. Fugate’s talk in our AFRL Inspire series. He tells the story of the 20-year long development of laser-guided adaptive optics, a technology that ignited a revolution in ground-based astronomy. Scientists and researchers are now able to view space with unprecedented clarity and accuracy, and the technology has now been implemented into all major telescopes worldwide.