17 July 2008 The status of the Thirty Meter Telescope project
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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, Jerry Nelson, Gary H. Sanders, Gary H. Sanders, "The status of the Thirty Meter Telescope project", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121A (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788238; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788238
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