In pictures: Glyndwr University 'Big Bang' project

Engineers at Glyndwr University St. Asaph are working on the world's largest telescope, which aims to help mankind see to within a millisecond of the 'Big Bang'.

A team of 15 engineers are polishing seven prototype mirrors using advanced technology.

Glyndwr University St Asaph, home to engineers working on the telescope Credit: Working Word PR
An artist's impression of the finished telescope, also known as ‘the world’s largest eye on the sky’ Credit: Working Word PR
A 10m test tower set up in the lab to test the mirrors Credit: Working Word PR
Engineers polish the mirrors using advanced machines Credit: Working Word PR
Precision polishing of a glass mirror for the telescope Credit: Working Word PR

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St Asaph 'Big Bang' project

Engineers at Glyndwr University are working on the world's largest telescope, which aims to help mankind see to within a millisecond of the 'Big Bang'. Education Minister Leighton Andrews will visit the team this afternoon.