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NGST and GSMT: first cousins or distant relations?
Author(s): Alan M. Dressler
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Paper Abstract

A generation 8-m telescopes, particularly the Keck telescopes in the 1990s have played a crucial role in many scientific programs carried out with the Hubble Space Telescope. The Next Generation Space Telescope, scheduled for launch at the end of this decade, may form a similar relationship with the next generation of ground-based telescopes, for example, CELT, or the NRC Decadal Report's GSMT. Core science programs for ground-based telescopes are now becoming clear. Drawing on these studies, I will address the question of to what degree CELT, GSMT, and perhaps eventually OWL, will share the same important symbiotic relationship to NGST that HST and the 8-m telescopes have enjoyed, or to what extent they will carry out largely independent astronomical research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456496
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Alan M. Dressler, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4835:
Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy
Alan M. Dressler, Editor(s)

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