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The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory facilitating transformative astrophysical science

Skidmore, Warren and Anupama, G. C. and Srianand, Raghunathan (2017) The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory facilitating transformative astrophysical science. Current Science, 113 (4). pp. 639-648. ISSN 0011-3891. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170911-131920822

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Abstract

The next major advancement in astronomy and cosmology will be driven by deep observations using very sensitive telescopes with high spatial and spectral resolution capabilities. An international consortium of astronomers, including Indian astronomers are building the Thirty Meter Telescope to achieve breakthroughs in different areas of astronomy starting from studies of the solar system to that of the early universe. This article provides a brief overview of the telescope, science objectives and details of the first light instruments.


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Additional Information:© 2017 Indian Academy of Sciences. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the TMT collaborating institutions – California Institute of Technology, the University of California, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the National Astronomical Observatories of China and their consortium partners, the Department of Science and Technology of India and their supported institutes, and the National Research Council of Canada. This work was also supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, the US National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, and the Department of Atomic Energy of India. Much of the contents of this manuscript is based on the TMT Detailed Science Case, developed by members of the TMT International Science Development Teams. Other contents were based on the India-TMT Science Cases.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
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CaltechUNSPECIFIED
University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatory of JapanUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Science and Technology (India)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
British Columbia Knowledge Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
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National Institutes of Natural Sciences of JapanUNSPECIFIED
Department of Atomic Energy (India)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Astrophysical science, black holes, dark matter, galaxies, large telescopes
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