CATAC Committee

 

The CASCA/ACURA TMT Advisory Committee

Membership:

  • Michael Balogh (University of Waterloo) Chair
  • Sarah Gallagher (Western University), Vice-Chair
  • Stefi Baum (University of Manitoba)
  • Kristine Spekkens (Royal Military College of Canada)
  • David Lafrenière (Université de Montréal)
  • Harvey Richer (UBC)
  • Greg Fahlman (General Manager of NRC-HAA, non-voting, ex-offcio)
  • Don Brooks (Executive Director of ACURA, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Bob Abraham (CASCA President, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Doug Welch (Science Governor for Canada on TIO Governing Board, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Stan Metchev (TIO SAC, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Tim Davidge (NRC, observer)
  • Luc Simard (NRC, observer)

Contact:

Email:mbalogh@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519 888 4567 x37518

Recent News

    • April 4, 2018: CATAC releases final WFOS report
    • March 27, 2018: CATAC hosts public Webex on WFOS to gather input in advance of April 9-10 SAC meeting
    • Feb 14, 2018: CATAC submits preliminary report on WFOS to SAC
    • Sept 28, 2017: The Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved TMT construction permit.
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    • July 27, 2017:The hearing officer in the TMT contested case for the site permit has issued her decision: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/mk/files/2017/07/783-Hearing-Officers-Proposal.pdf. She recommends that a permit be granted, subject to a number of conditions. This is great news for the project and represents a significant step toward being able to construct TMT on our preferred site of Maunakea.
    • June 22, 2017:Thank you for the great response to our call for participation in TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). A total of 28 applications have been forwarded. Assuming all are accepted, we will have 39 positions filled by Canadians, a 325% increase!! This is a wonderful response.
    • June 7, 2017: Thanks to those of you who participated in the discussions in Edmonton last week, and thanks to the LOC for allowing so much time for these to take place. We heard your plea for more communication about the project status and financial plan, and we are taking action. Look to our upcoming Cassiopeia article for more information.

CATAC meetings

All meetings 4pm Toronto time unless otherwise stated

Date Topic Public or closed Support Documentation
April 17, 2018 Summary of Board and SAC meetings Closed
April 3, 2018 Finalize WFOS recommendations Closed CATAC recommendations for WFOS
March 27, 2018 Public WFOS Discussion
Minutes
Open CATAC Presentation
WFOS CoDP1 Summary
March 20, 2018 Report on SAC meeting and WFOS developments closed
Feb 27, 2018 WFOS Discussion closed
Feb 20, 2018 Brief discussion of WFOS feedback and OMDR Science Definitions and Drivers document closed
Feb 13, 2018 Finalize WFOS document closed
Feb 6, 2018 Board update closed
Jan 16, 2018 WFOS requirements discussion closed
Jan 9, 2018 Board update closed
Dec 19, 2017 WFOS update (Bundy) closed WFOS presentation
Nov 21, 2017 Report from SAC and Forum meetings closed
Oct 17, 2017 Report from Board closed
Oct 3, 2017 Preparation for Board meeting; IRIS science teams closed
Sept 26, 2017 Presentation from Ed Stone and Gary Sanders open
Sept 22, 2017 Update from SAC Co-Chairs meeting closed
August 8, 2017 Preparation for next public Webex closed
August 1, 2017 Report from TIO Board meeting closed
June 20 Progress on project office engagement and ISDTs closed
June 6 CASCA/ACURA meeting summaries closed
May 16 Discussion of proposed CASCA agenda and information package closed
May 9 Report from Board and SAC meetings closed
April 25 closed
April 20 LRPIC Meeting open
April 18 closed
April 11 Discussion of Draft report closed
April 4 Discussion of report outline closed
March 28 bMICHI
Minutes
public Packham presentation
March 21 AO performance of TMT@ORM
Discussion slides
Minutes
public Vernin et al. (2011)
TMT Image quality at Mauna Kea and LaPalma (Hickson, updated Mar 24)
Response to above (Schoeck/Vogiatzis)
March 14 ORM Site Characteristics (minutes) closed Schoeck Presentation
March 7 What do Canadians expect from an ELT? (Minutes) public
Feb 28 closed
Feb 21 First light instrumentation (minutes)
Presentation (Simard)
public
Feb 7 Update from Board and SAC meetings closed
Jan 24, 2017 Kickoff meeting closed

 

 

Documents and Reports

Links


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