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Astronomy Colloquium - "The Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory: The Next Generation Ground Based Optical/Infra-Red Observatory"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Astronomy
Location
134 Astronomy
Date
Nov 28, 2017   3:45 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Warren Skidmore, Thirty Meter Telescope
Contact
Rebecca Bare
E-Mail
rsbare@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3090
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Astronomy Colloquium Speaker Calendar

After a construction status update, I will describe how the telescope design has been developed to support a broad range of observing capabilities and how the observatory is being engineered. I'll discuss some of the observational capabilities that the Thirty Meter Telescope will provide and some of the areas of study that will benefit from the TMT's capabilities, specifically synergistic areas with new and future proposed astronomical facilities. Finally I will describe the avenues through which astronomers can provide input or become involved in the planning of the project, the potential NSF partnership, prioritizing the development of 2nd generation instruments and directing the scientific aims for the observatory.

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