[ASA] "Science with GMTIFS" meeting announcement

Peter McGregor peter at mso.anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 19 16:48:49 AEDT 2012

The Giant Magellan Telescope Integral-Field Spectrograph (GMTIFS) has been 
selected as one of the first generation instruments for GMT. It will 
address a wide range of science topics from first-light objects, galaxy 
feedback, and galaxy assembly to the nature of compact massive objects in 
nearby galaxies, and the formation and evolution of stars and planets.

GMTO is sponsoring a "Science with the Giant Magellan Telescope 
Integral-Field Spectrograph" meeting at the Carnegie Observatories, 813 
Santa Barbara St, Pasadena, CA, USA on 12-13 March 2013.

The meeting is open to all astronomers and will include both invited 
reviews and contributed talks.

The goals of the meeting are to:
   * to inform the US and international communities about the proposed
     capabilities of GMTIFS and the GMT NGSAO and LTAO systems.
   * to ensure that GMTIFS serves the needs of the GMT community by
     articulating a broad range of science drivers for the instrument.
   * to ensure that GMTIFS meets those needs by developing "telescope
     proposals" for these key science drivers that capture both
     scientific and technical requirements.

The meeting web page and registration form are at 

The main aim is to engage with the US GMT community, although there will 
be a strong Australian contingent. Our intention is to hold a similar 
meeting in Canberra later in 2013 that will specifically target the 
broader Australian community.

Peter McGregor
Rob Sharp

Prof. Peter J. McGregor
Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
The Australian National University                  Phone: +61 2 6125 8033
Cotter Rd., Weston, ACT 2611, Australia             FAX:   +61 2 6125 0233

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