From left: Francisco Delgado, John Rogers, Marianne Cox (Giant Magellan Telescope Organization), Gelys Trancho, Jason Weiss, Jimmy Johnson and Kim Gillies. Remote participants: Edward Chapin (National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics)
From left: Neeraj Gupta (IUCAA), Angelic Ebbers (Gemini North Observatory), Kevin Tsubota (W.M. Keck Observatory), Gelys Trancho, Mark Bowman (Las Cumbres Observatory), Jimmy Johnson, Matthias Schoeck, Sujit Punnadi (IUCAA), Kim Gillies, Hiroshi Terada, Lianqi Wang, Mark Sirota, Gary Brack (Jet Propulsion Lab) - Remote participants: Chris Mayer (Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope) and Dan Kerley (National Research Council Canada)
TMT Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Alastair Heptonstall, positioning the portable CMM, an advanced metrology system used to measure and check the feature locations of TMT M1 aluminum segments that will be integrated in the mirror cell platform at the Monrovia technical lab.
Registration is open for the 7th annual TMT Science Forum to be held on the campus of Xiamen University, in China. Scheduled for November 4-6, 2019, make your plans and come to attend the next TMT Forum and get an update on the Thirty-Meter-Telescope design and construction. For more information, please visit: https://conference.ipac.caltech.edu/tmtsf2019.
This image demonstrates the excellent capability of CILAS' deformable mirror (DM) to control the wavefront of the light that will feed TMT instruments after correction by TMT’s Adaptive Optics system NFIRAOS.
The Indian large optics facility will be dedicated to TMT primary mirror segment production: grinding, polishing, hexagonal cutting and support assembly mounting.
The new facility, which is close to completion, is located on the Hosakote campus of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and is part of the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST). The facility will host the production of TMT mirror segments and high-tech optical equipment.
Front left to right: Mr. Arun Ramchandani, Vice President & Head, Product & Technology Development, L&T Defense, and Professor Jayant Murthy, Director, IIA.
TMT Primary Segment Assembly rendering including the hexagonal segment, the segment support assembly and the fixed frame attached to part of the mirror cell in the lower portion of the figure.
In December 2018, India TMT signed a contract with L&T Company for the production of the Segment Support Assemblies, a major component of TMT’s main mirror hardware.
TMT and L&T team participated in a kick-off meeting on 30 January 2019 to produce TMT Mirror Segment Support Assemblies.