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Thirty Meter telescope projectstatus (Conference Presentation)

Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is an extremely large optical-infrared telescope with diffraction-limited performance that will shape the landscape of astronomy for the next 50 years from its vantage point in the northern hemisphere. The TMT International Observatory, LLC is formed as a public-private-international partnership to fund and manage the design, development, construction and operation of the observatory. The partnership represents a truly global collaboration of the scientific, instrumentation and industrial communities of India, Canada, China, Japan and the USA. This paper will describe the latest status on telescope site preparation, communications and management, requirements flow down and interface definition, telescope and instrument performance, hardware and software development, education and public outreach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070013 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312178
Show Author Affiliations
Fengchuan Liu, Thirty Meter Telescope (United States)
Gary Sanders, Thirty Meter Telescope (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio, Editor(s)

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