GMTO will be at the 233rd American Astronomical Society Meeting in Seattle in January. We will be involved in several events including two splinter meetings.
The U.S. Extremely Large Telescope Program
Monday, January 7, 9:30am-11:30am in Room 4C-4
This session will feature presentations describing the objectives and structure of the U.S. ELT Program, as well as information about the TMT and GMT projects. There will be extensive discussion of Key Science Program (KSP) concepts that are being developed by community-based teams as a core component of the U.S. ELT Program. KSPs will address questions of fundamental scientific importance that require tens to hundreds of GMT and TMT nights, and will follow open collaboration models that encourage broad, diverse participation by scientists throughout the U.S. research community. The session will include opportunities for audience discussion.
US ELT Program: GMT & TMT Open House
Monday, January 7, 7:30pm-9:00pm in Room 4C-2
At this Open House, leadership of the two projects will present brief status updates. Open discussion will follow, and all members of the community are encouraged to participate. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to meet socially with key organizational, technical and scientific leadership of both TMT, GMT and NOAO. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.
GMTO Booth in the Exhibit Hall
Join us at booth 407 to learn about the progress of the project and experience our Virtual Reality System.
Sponsored Plenary Lecture
“Make No Small Plans” (George Ellery Hale, 1868-1938), David Devorkin, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, January 7, 3:40pm-4:30pm in Room 6E