Meetings

  • Announcement - 2015 WFOS-MOBIE Mini-studies Final Review

    The Wide Field Optical Spectrograph (WFOS) is one of the three first-light observing capabilities selected by the TMT Science Advisory Committee. The Multi-Object Broadband Imaging Echellette (MOBIE) instrument design concept has been developed to address the WFOS requirements as described in the TMT Science-Based Requirements Document. As the name implies, WFOS-MOBIE is a seeing-limited, wide-field imaging multi-object echellette spectrograph. WFOS-MOBIE can directly image or create low (R = ~1000) to medium-resolution (R = ~8,000) spectra in two color channels simultaneously, spanning 310-550nm and 500-1100nm passbands respectively. WFOS-MOBIE views a rectangular field of approximately 3.0 arcmin x 8.3 arcmin resulting in a field area of 24.9 square arcminutes, and a total slit length of 500 arcsec.
     
    The TMT partnership has been engaged in an effort to form a full WFOS team through an international workshare development process. A key step in this process was the submission of Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from various groups that are interested in contributing to the design and construction of WFOS. The institutions submitting these EoIs have been grouped into twelve “mini-study” teams to further investigate the most important aspects and subsystems of the instrument. The goals of these mini-studies were (i) to familiarize the teams with both the elements of WFOS-MOBIE and the TMT standards for instrument design studies, and also (ii) address a range of both technical and cost/schedule questions to support further progress on the WFOS-MOBIE design cheap viagra online uk.
     
    This review is being held to assess the results of the WFOS-MOBIE mini-studies. These results include technical designs, engineering and performance analyses, cost/schedule estimates and management plans that may have a significant impact on the future development of WFOS. A second objective is to determine which teams have demonstrated a level of technical and management expertise consistent with what is required to be a successful partner in the WFOS team. Team members should be ready to “take ownership” of their contributions in terms of technical designs, performance requirements, error budgets, and schedule and cost estimates before proceeding further. A summary of the results of the meeting, including the recommendations from the review panel, will be presented to the TMT Instrumentation Department Head and, in turn, to the TMT Project Manager by the Decision Making Authority (Luc Simard). The TMT Project Manager will accept or augment the findings and recommendations and will seek the advice of the TMT SAC. The TMT Project Manager will report the process and results to the TMT Board seeking guidance as necessary.

    Meeting website could be accessed here.

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  • MOBIE 2014 Stakeholder Meeting Annoucement

    The MOBIE stakeholder Meeting will be hold at NAOC on April 23-24. All participating teams are welcome to sit around the same table to discuss MOBIE related issues.

    Link to the website page: http://www.ctmt.org/mobie_workshop_2014

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  • TMT-China Science Instrumentation Workshops Followup Meeting

    The follow-up meeting of the Science Instrument Workshop will focus on four major items:
    1. Get familiar with each institute's expertises, experiences, capabilities and interests
    2. Determine which are the main conceptual areas to focus onin MOBIE over the next six months
    3. Determine which are the technical areas to focus on in IRMS and IRIS
    4. Determine the strategic direction for future TMT instrumentation
    During the meeting, we will do our best to come up with a team organizaton, define clear roles for each key personal during the meeting, define major tasks and discuss the schedule.
    The main goal of the meeting is to form a Chinese TMT instrumentation team and go after some real tasks responding to the TMT instrumentation development schedule.
    Link to the meeting's webpage.

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  • Science Instrument Workshop Follow-up Meeting Annoucement

    The follow-up meeting of the Science Instrument Workshop will focus on four major items:
    1. Get familiar with each institute's expertises, experiences, capabilities and interests
    2. Determine which are the main conceptual areas to focus onin MOBIE over the next six months
    3. Determine which are the technical areas to focus on in IRMS and IRIS
    4. Determine the strategic direction for future TMT instrumentation
    During the meeting, we will do our best to come up with a team organizaton, define clear roles for each key personal during the meeting, define major tasks and discuss the schedule.
    The main goal of the meeting is to form a Chinese TMT instrumentation team and go after some real tasks responding to the TMT instrumentation development schedule.

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  • TMT-China Science Instrumentation Workshops

    PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

    To elicit, from the Chinese astronomical instrumentation community, specific contributions to the workshare for design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration and test of first light and second generation instruments for TMT.
     
    SECONDARY OBJECTIVES

    1. To provide to the Chinese astronomical community an update on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, with a focus on science goals, funding status, agreed governance approach and schedule.
    2. To update the China astronomical community on science cases, simulators, how science teams work, etc.

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  • 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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