October 2013

  1. Accomodation Info

    For booking hotel:

    For all participants, please contact and confirm with Doctor Shen Zhi Xia in advance for booking your rooms at Olympic Village Garden Hotel if needed. The hotel is in 10 minutes walking distance from National Astronomical Observatories, and next to the famous Olympic Stadiums and Olympic  Forest Park. 

    Another alternative is NAOC guest house, please also contact with Doctor Shen Zhi Xia, Doctor Feng Lu, or Li Yang Peng for booking your rooms at the guest house if needed. The guest is located in the building in between NAOC A and B building. Its location is very convenient and time saving.

     

    To get to the hotel: 

    It is very convenient to find a taxi from the taxi station at the Beijing Airport. Once you get the taxi, just show the following map and messages to the driver, and he/she will surely take you to the destination. Taxi fee is about 100 Yuan if there is no traffice jam. If the speed is less than 20km/h for 5 mins it would cost as 1 km, so the price could be doubled if the traffic is not so good.

    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to Olympic Village Garden Hotel (B),

    Mesage: 国奥村花园酒店,朝阳区林萃东路1号院甲1号楼,电话:84373333

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    Map:For direction from Airport (A) to National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (B). (The guest house is in the middle of NAOC buildings, once the taxi arrives at the observatories, it is easy to be spotted), Taxi fee is about 100 Yuan if there is no traffice jam. If the speed is less than 20km/h for 5 mins it would cost as 1 km, so the price could be doubled if the traffic is not so good.

    Mesage: 中科院国家天文台招待所,朝阳区大屯路甲20天地园区(枫林绿洲对面),电话:64888758-0

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    MAP: For direction from Olympic Village Garden Hotel (A) to National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (B), Walking distance around 10 mins.

    Mesage: 中科院国家天文台,朝阳区大屯路甲20天地园区(枫林绿洲对面)

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    To get to campus's restaurant for lunch from NAOC:

     

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  2. Participants

    This list is still growing.

    Participants
    Guest Name Affiliation Title Arrival date Departure Date
    Abrams, Scott Univ of Calif, Office of the President Senior Counsel 2013/10/21 2013/10/24
    Atherton, Cynthia Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Program Director for Science 2013/10/20 2013/10/26
    Bartsch, Michael  BCF Solutions Senior Cost Schedule Analyst 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Bhatia, Ravinder TMT Associate Project Manager 2013/10/22 2013/10/26
    Bolte, Michael Univ of Calif Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2013/10/22 2013/10/27
    Carlberg, Ray ACURA Professor of Astronomy 2013/10/21 2013/10/25
    Fahlman, Greg ACURA General Manager 2013/10/21 2013/10/25
    Goodman, David TMT Business Manager 2013/10/21 2013/10/25
    Hayashi, Masa NAOJ Director General 2013/10/22 2013/10/24
    Ishihara, Hitoshi Andeerson Mori & Tomotsune Counsel 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Iye, Masanori NAOJ Project Director 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Kembhavi, Ajit IUCAA Director 2013/10/21 2013/10/25
    Koch, Nancy Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation General Counsel, Board Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer 2013/10/22 2013/10/26
    Kulkarni, Shri Caltech Director, Caltech Optical Observatories 2013/10/22 2013/10/27
    Martin, Ann TMT General counsel 2013/10/20 2013/10/25
    Matheou, Mike Hogan Lovells Partner, Foreign Legal Consultant 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Oram, Jeff  BCF Solutions Project Controls Manager 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Pilachowski, Catherine University of Indiana Daniel Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy 2013/10/21 2013/10/26
    Reddy, Eswar IIAP Program Director 2013/10/21 2013/10/26
    Sanders, Gary TMT Project Manager 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Seaquist, Ernie ACURA Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2013/10/22 2013/10/27
    Slater, Kerry Caltech General Counsel 2013/10/21 2013/10/26
    Soifer, Tom Caltech Professor of Physics; Director, Spitzer Science Center; 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Stone, Ed Caltech David Morrisroe Professor of Physics; Vice Provost for Special Projects 2013/10/20 2013/10/25
    Squires, Gordon Caltech / TMT Communications Lead 2013/10/21 2013/10/26
    Takami, Hideki NAOJ Professor 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Usuda, Tomonori NAOJ Professor, TMT SAC Chair 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Yamada, Toru NAOJ Assistant Professor 2013/10/22 2013/10/24
    Yamaguchi, Yutaka NAOJ NAOJ Chief Accountant 2013/10/22 2013/10/25
    Yang, Henry Univ of California, Santa Barbara Chancellor Univ of Califonria, Santa Barbara, TMT Chair 2013/10/21 2013/10/25
    Chen, Jiansheng NAOC Academician of CAS, Director of Astronomy Department of Peking University    
    Yan, Jun NAOC Director of NAOC    
    Hu, Jingyao NAOC Professor of NAOC    
    Zhao, Gang NAOC Vice director of NAOC    
    Xue, Suijian NAOC Vice director of NAOC    
    Mao, Shude NAOC SAC member, director of cosmology department of NAOC    
    Zhang, Xuejun  CIOMP Vice president of CIOMP, Work Package Manager of TMT GSSM 2013/10/23  
    Zhang, Laiming  CIOMP Director of CIOMP International Cooperation Department 2013/10/23  
    Zhang, Lingtong  CIOMP General Coordinator of Work Package Manager of TMT GSSM 2013/10/23  
    Yang, Fei  CIOMP Work Package Associate Manager of TMT GSSM 2013/10/23  
    Zhu, Qingfeng  Department of Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China Professor 2013/10/22  
    Wang, Jian  Department of Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China Professor 2013/10/22  
    Bo, Yong  TIPC Researcher, chief manager of TMT/TIPC Laser workpackage 2013/10/22  
    Zhu, Yongtian  NIAOT Vice director of Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology 2013/10/23  
    Hu, Zhongwen NIAOT Professor    
    Jin, Guofan  Tsinghua University Academician of CAS, Director of Department of Precision Instrument    
    Yang, Huaidong  Tsinghua University Associate professor of Department of Precision Instrument    
    Zhang, Yudong Institute of Optics and Electronics Director of Institute of Optics and Electronics    
    Rao, Changhui Institute of Optics and Electronics Director of Adaptive Optics Center of Institute of Optics and Electronics    
    Wang, Hanpo  Beijing Huayi Law Firm Lawyer 2013/10/23  
    Mu, Jie Beijing Huayi Law Firm Assistant Lawyer 2013/10/23 2013/10/24
    Shen, Zhixia NAOC Associate professor, TMT China office    
    Feng, Lu NAOC Assistant professor, TMT China office    
    Li, Yangpeng NAOC TMT China office    

     

    Guests

    Guest name Affilliation Title
    Xu, Guanhua MOST Ex-Minister
    Xu, Ruiming CAS DG the Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education
    Ip, Wallace Canadian Embassy Trade commissioner responsible for S&T at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing
    Emily, Ashworth US NSF Beijing Office NSF China Country Director
    Cao, Guoying MOST VDG the Department of Basic Research

     

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  3. TMT Collaborative Board Meeting, 23-24th October, 2013, Beijing

    The TMT Collaborative Board is holding its first meeting in China on October 23-24. Henry Yang, the board chairman, and CTMT office invite you to participate in the open session of this meeting, 9:00-11:00am, 23rd October. During the session, Gary Sanders, the TMT Project Manager, will highlight the current status of TMT and its technical readiness to begin construction with the Decision to Proceed in April 2014.
    This meeting is hosted by National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The meeting venue is at the Multi-Function Hall in the west wing of A-building in NAOC campus.
    Link to the meeting's website

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  4. Contact Us

    Local organizing committee from National Astronomical Observatories includes (with Email links, please send us email if you need our phone number):

  5. TMT Board Meeting Agenda

    Events:

    Register:

    22nd Oct. 10:00-18:00, Register at Olympic Village Garden Hotel Lobby

    23rd Oct. 8:30-9:30 and break in the morning, Register at the entrance of Multi-Function Hall National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

     

    22nd Oct., reception dinner, 6:00-8:30pm,  in the conference area on the 2nd floor of the Olympic Village Garden Hotel

    23nd Oct., Board dinner, 6:00-8:30pm,  in the conference area on the 2nd floor of the Olympic Village Garden Hotel

     

    25th Oct., LAMOST Tour for special interested, pls contact Zhixia in advance [Option 1]

    25th Oct., BaDaLing Greatwall for special interested, pls contact LiYangPeng in advance [Option 2]

    * The two options could be both arranged. But they are in two different direction, please choose either one of the options, and  send your request to the contacts.

     
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences 20A
    Datun Road Chaoyang District Beijing China, Multi-Function Hall
    TIME TOPICS SPEECHER
    09:00   Welcome Yan Jun, DG NAOC
    9:05   Introduction H. Yang & E. Stone
    09:15   TMT Project Overview

    G. Sanders

    10:05 Greetings and Address

    MOST, Guanghua Xu

    CAS, Ruiming Xu

    US NSF, Emily Ashworth

    Canada Embassy, Wallace Ip

    10:45 Break, group photo  
    11:15 Project Agreements M. Matheou
    12:30 Lunch  
    14:00 Project Agreements M. Matheou
    15:30 Break  
    15:50 Project Agreements M. Matheou
    16:45 Decision re Tax-Exempt Status for TIO A. Martin
    17:00 Break  
    18:00 Dinner at Olympic Village Garden Hotel  
    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    TIME TOPICS SPEECHER
    08:30 Project Manager Status Report and Business Plan Review G. Sanders
    10:00 Lease and Sublease Update H. Yang/A. Martin
    10:20 Break  
    10:40 CTMT Report S. Xue/S. Mao
    10:55 Brief intro. of CIOMP and progress of GSSM X. Zhang
    11:10 ACURA Report E. Seaquist
    11:35 NAOJ Report M. Iye
    12:00 TMT India Report E. Reddy
    12:25 NSF Report V. Pankonin
    12:35 Lunch  
    14:00 Scientific Advisory Committee Report T. Usuda
    14:30 Open Implementation Issues

    E. Stone

    CY 2014 Legal Free Proposal

    15:45 Location of Future Board Meetings E. Stone
    16:00 Adjourn  

     

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