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TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Convenes in Pasadena


A combination of face-to-face and remote participants attended the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on April 27 & 28, 2017, to develop science-based recommendations for the TMT International Observatory Board of Directors, which will hold its next quarterly meeting this month. 

SAC representatives from all TMT partners reported on their respective activities for the TMT project. They discussed the top-level science requirements for the observatory and its scientific instruments, focusing in particular on the next generation instruments (after the first-light InfraRed Imaging Spectrograph [IRIS] and Wide Field Optical Spectrograph [WFOS]), and the big science questions these instruments will answer. 
The meeting also covered the organization of the next TMT Science Forum to be held in Mysore, India, in November 2017. 
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