AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 79 Providing Access to U.S. Astronomers for the Next Generation of Large Ground Based OIR Telescopes
Special Session, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Sunrise

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[79.03] The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project

G. Sanders (TMT Project), TMT Project Collaboration

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is engaged in a design and development phase. TMT is proposed as a private-public partnership of the California Institute of Technology and the University of California (partners in the earlier CELT design study), AURA (designers of the earlier GSMT concept), and the Canadian ACURA consortium (designers of the VLOT concept). The partners are developing a 30 meter diameter, finely segmented filled aperture telescope with seeing-limited and diffraction-limited capabilities to address the broad range of GSMT science goals. The paper will present the status of the project development and telescope and instrument design.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: sanders@caltech.edu

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