sci21117 — Announcement

US Extremely Large Telescope Program Supports Vision of Decadal Survey

November 11, 2021

The vision of the US Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP) vision is to provide US-based astronomers with nationally funded all-sky observing access, facilitated by NSF's NOIRLab, to two of the world’s most powerful telescopes now under construction: the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The US-ELTP is committed to our goal of realizing both telescopes as a coordinated bi-hemispheric frontier effort. 

The US-ELTP is honored that the community, via the decadal survey, has ranked it as the highest ground-based priority in Pathways to Discovery. Read more.

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