- Thirty Meter Telescope Project
( CalTech, UC, AURA, ACURA )
Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is engaged in a design and development phase.
TMT is proposed as a private-public partnership of the California Institute of
Technology and the University of California
(partners in the earlier CELT design study),
AURA (designers of the earlier GSMT concept), and the Canadian ACURA consortium
(designers of the VLOT concept). The partners are developing a 30 meter diameter,
finely segmented filled aperture telescope with seeing-limited and
diffraction-limited capabilities to address the broad range of GSMT science goals.
The paper will present the status of the project development
and telescope and instrument design.
( G. Sanders (TMT Project), [79.03], AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005)
AURA has decided currently to pull out of the project in 2007.
- Giant Magellan Telescope
- OverWhelmingly Large Telescope ( ESO )
OWL is now taken over by the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescop) project.
- Euro 50m telescope (Sweden )
see also http://www.euro50.org/
- China Future Giant Telescope ( NAOC, Peijing/China )
- Large Aperture Mirror Array
LAMA telescope is an array of eighteen fixed 10-meter liquid-mirror (mercury)
telescopes of an overall diameter of 54 meters with a light-collecting power
equivalent to that of a 42-metre telescope.
An elementary telescope is a 10-m f/2.5 parabolic liquid mirror,
rotating about a vertical axis.
Each telescope is equipped with a rotating primary mirror,
coated with a thin layer of liquid mercury,
and an optical tracking system which relays light to the central beam
A system employs as Fizeau interferometer.
U.Aizona Telescopes Web
McDonald Obs at U-Texas at Austin
Indian Astronomical Observatory
- Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics ( JAXA/ISAS )