The Submillimeter Array was the first observatory capable of imaging and spectroscopy at sub-arcsecond angular resolution at submillimeter wavelengths. The SMA has made many fundamental contributions to astronomy from the study of nearby protoplanetary disks to distant, high-redshift submillimeter galaxies. The SMA has been a pioneer in developing submillimeter instrumentation, particularly wideband receivers and electronics. The ten years since the dedication of the SMA in 2003 have been a decade of discovery in submillimeter astronomy. Continua a leggere The Submillimeter Array: First Decade of Discovery
TMT-J invites you to join us for a two-day workshop “Astronomy in the TMT Era” in Tokyo, Japan to explore the potential of TMT in astronomy. TMT is an international project to build and operate a 30 meter telescope located on Mauna Kea. The program will consist of talks and discussions exploring TMT science with first-light and future instruments. We anticipate a broad range of topics on new results, new interpretation and theory, discussing with clear implication the best usage of TMT “in the TMT era”. The second half of Day 2 will focus on the 2nd generation instruments, which will further bring exciting TMT capabilities to meet diverse scientific needs. Each section will open with one or two invited reviews, followed by contributed talks. This workshop followed by the TMT SAC meeting on Oct. 18. is an opportunity to bring together the Japanese astronomical community to the TMT project and promote the development of international collaborations of science and instrumentation.
- – Cosmology
- – Galaxy formation & evolution, AGN
- – Nearby galaxies
- – Stars, exoplanets & star formation
- – Time domain & polarimetry sciences
- – 2nd generation instrumentation