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The status of the Thirty Meter Telescope project

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Jerry Nelson

Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

Gary H. Sanders

TMT Project (United States)

Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121A (August 27, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788238
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  • Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
  • Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi
  • Marseille, France | June 23, 2008

abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project will design and build a thirty-meter diameter telescope for research in astronomy at optical and infrared wavelengths. TMT is a partnership between the University of California, Caltech, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA). The $80 million TMT design and development phase is fully funded and Preliminary Design is in progress. An additional $300 million has been pledged towards early TMT construction which will commence in 2009. We include a high level description of the design of the telescope and its planned adaptive optics and science instrumentation. The schedule of key milestones for completing the design and construction is summarized.

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Jerry Nelson and Gary H. Sanders
"The status of the Thirty Meter Telescope project", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121A (August 27, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788238; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.788238


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