The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer After Conceptual Design

Thursday, 04 July 2019 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
LISA WELLS (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer)

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) is one of the few sites on Maunakea that may be reused provided the footprint does not change. I will give a talk about the current designs and plans for an upgrade of our 3.6-M telescope to an 11.5-M telescope and the instruments being designed for use at the telescope based on the requirements of the astronomical community.