A joint Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Astronomy graduate seminar to explore the science and technology of the next generation of giant astronomical telescopes.
James Graham (Astronomy, email@example.com)
Dave Auslander (ME, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael Helmbrecht (EECS, email@example.com)
Roger Howe (EECS, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andy Packard (ME, pack@ME.Berkeley.EDU)
The enormous potential of the next generation of large optical/infrared telescopes was recognized by the National Research Council's Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee, which recommended the construction of a 30-meter telescope as its highest priority large project among ground-based initiatives for the next decade. The 30-meter as currently envisioned will use a Keck-style segmented primary mirror.
The University of California is studying concepts for the next generation of large telescopes, and has proposed that the Keck-style segmented design be applied to a 30 meter diameter telescope. The CELT (California Extremely Large Telescope) is a design concept for the next generation of very large optical/infrared telescopes.
Other large telescopes projects include , the US national study of GSMT
led byAURA's New Initiatives Office , the European OWL
and EURO 50.