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The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) Project
October 14, 2016 @ 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM EDTFree
The goal of TAO project is to operate a 6.5-m optical-infrared telescope at Cerro Chajnantor in Chile (elevation 5,640m), which is a few hundred meters away from the CCAT site. A pathfinder telescope, the miniTAO 1.0-
m telescope, has been operated since 2009, and we confirmed that new atmospheric windows are open in infrared wavelengths. Current status of TAO project including construction of the 6.5-m telescope as well as
early results by miniTAO will be presented.
Location: 622 Space Sciences Room
This is part of the Galaxy Lunch Series — a series of informal talks on topics related to Galactic & extragalactic astronomy and large-scale structure. There is no “suggested theme” for Fall 2016 semester. Speakers are free to present their own research or present published articles which they find of particular interest.
The audience consists of faculty members, research staff, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, so talks should be at a level accessible to most. Galaxy Lunch is open to talks from all members of the Cornell Astronomy department, as well as to visiting scientists and speakers from different disciplines/departments.