16 December 2002 Scientific promise of the new generation of radio/millimeter/submillimeter ground-based telescopes
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The principal science objectives of the major new telescope initiatives at radio, millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths are shown to correspond in large measure with the major science objectives of the new space astronomy observing facilities. The complementary insight that is achievable using combinations of these instruments is emphasized. It is noted that in most cases, these science objectives involve a discovery space based on a large sample of objects or of a particular large area of sky. In order to optimize the science return of each new telescope it is argued that the "design" of the science program for that telescope would benefit if it were done in concert with that of other contemporary telescopes.
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Robert L. Brown, Robert L. Brown, } "Scientific promise of the new generation of radio/millimeter/submillimeter ground-based telescopes", Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456441; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.456441


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