Tues 2/18: Warren Skidmore (TMT): Thirty Meter Telescope: The Next Generation Ground Based Optical/InfraRed Observatory

in Seminars
February 17th, 2014

Tuesday Lunch

“Thirty Meter Telescope: The Next Generation of Ground Based Optical/InfraRed Observatory”

Warren Skidmore
Thirty Meter Telescope

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
12:30 – 1:30, 500 CAS

Abstract:

I will discuss some of the scientific capabilities that the Thirty Meter Telescope will provide and some of the areas of study that will benefit from the TMT’s capabilities. I’ll describe how the telescope design was developed to support a broad range of observing capabilities and how the observatory is being engineered. Finally I’ll describe the avenues through which individuals can actively participate in the project and in planning for a potential TMT/NSF partnership.