RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:00-12:00; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Tony Travouillon

"An update on the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope"

The race to be the first ELT on the sky is on. Alone in the North, the Thirty Meter Telescope is pushing through its design and construction effort with components being built in all of its 5 member countries. We will review the progresses made for all of its major components: Optics, Structure, Controls, AO, Instrumentation and take some bets on its eventual site: Mauna Kea or La Palma.