9 December 2004 Development of a Canadian large optical telescope
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The Canadian National Research Council (NRC), and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA) have been collaborating on the development of Large Optical Telescope concepts. Our work has led to a partnership agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Caltech, and the University of California to design and build a Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). In this paper I will summarize the Canada's participation in the TMT project, and will present the science drivers and technical challenges related to the design and development of this facility.
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Scott C. Roberts, Scott C. Roberts, } "Development of a Canadian large optical telescope", Proc. SPIE 5578, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education, (9 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567520; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.567520
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