CATAC Committee

The CASCA/ACURA TMT Advisory Committee


  • Michael Balogh (University of Waterloo) Chair
  • Laura Ferrarese (NRC-HAA)
  • Stefi Baum (University of Manitoba)
  • Kristine Spekkens (Royal Military College of Canada)
  • David Lafrenière (Université de Montréal)
  • Harvey Richer (UBC)
  • Bob Abraham (U Toronto)
  • Luc Simard (Director General, NRC-HAA, non-voting, ex-offcio)
  • Don Brooks (Executive Director of ACURA, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Rob Thacker (CASCA President, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Kim Venn (TIO Board, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Stan Metchev (TIO SAC, non-voting, ex-officio)
  • Tim Davidge (NRC, observer)
  • Greg Fahlman (NRC, observer)

Phone: 519 888 4567 x37518

Recent News

Documents and Reports

CATAC meetings

Date Topic Public or closed Support Documentation
July 2, 2019 Finalization of instrumentation report Closed
June 11, 2019 Instrumentation and preparation for CASCA Closed
May 14, 2019 Board update; Report to LRP panel Closed
April 23, 2019 SAC and Board updates Closed
April 9, 2019 Discussion: Instrumentation recommendations Closed
March 26, 2019 Discussion: Instrumentation recommendations Open to CASCA members
March 5, 2019 Discussion: instrumentation report draft Closed
Jan 22, 2019 Future instrumentation Closed
Jan 15, 2019 Future instrumentation Closed
Jan 15, 2019 Adaptive Secondary Mirror for TMT Closed (with Glen Herriot, NRC)
Jan 8, 2019 Future instrumentation plan Closed
Dec 4, 2018 Future instrumentation plan Closed
Nov 13, 2018 Future instrumentation plan Closed
Oct 16, 2018 Board and SAC summaries; Science Forum Closed
Sept 25, 2018 Site selection Closed
Sept 18, 2018 SAC update. WFOS and Site discussions Closed
Sept 11, 2018 Board and SAC summaries Closed
August 21, 2018 Board and SAC summaries Closed
July 3, 2018 Board and SAC summaries Closed
June 4, 2018 CASCA review Closed
May 1, 2018 Instrumentation update and CASCA prep Closed
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
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
public Packham presentation
March 21 AO performance of TMT@ORM
Discussion slides
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)
Feb 7 Update from Board and SAC meetings closed
Jan 24, 2017 Kickoff meeting closed




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