Canada is one of the founding members of the Thirty Metre Telescope consortium, having already made significant contributions to the overall design of the observatory. Canada’s commitment to TMT includes design and construction of the dome and delivering first light instruments NFIRAOS (the Narrow-Field InfraRed Adaptive Optics System) and a portion of IRIS (the Infrared Imaging Spectrograph).
In this workshop, we invite Canadian scientists, engineers, and researchers in industry to participate in a discussion of Canadian interests for the second generation of instruments for the TMT. As TMT Science Instrumentation Workshops are held regularly by partner countries (see examples here), we propose a discussion to identify Canada’s priorities and options for the future of TMT. To participate in this workshop, please fill out the registration form available at http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/arc/events/workshops/index.php.