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The magnificent Chilean Andes viewed from the CCAT Observatory site


Riccardo Giovanelli (CCAT Project Director),
Eduardo Hardy (AUI Director in Chile), and
Rodrigo Pérez Mackenna (Minister of Lands in Chile)

A ring of gas and dust in the center of the Milky Way


Jeff Zivick (CCAT Project Manager),
Mr. Fred Young (Cornell Alumnus & CCAT benefactor), Dinah Lee Arnett (Public Affairs Section US Embassy to Chile), and Riccardo Giovanelli (CCAT Project Director)

Descending from the CCAT site at 18,000 feet

Dinah Lee Arnett (Public Affairs Section, US Embassy to Chile), Jeff Zivick (CCAT Project Manager), Riccardo Giovanelli (CCAT Project Director), Mr. Fred Young (Cornell alumnus and CCAT benefactor), and Eduardo Hardy (AUI Director in Chile)

M83 - also known as the Southern Pinwheel galaxy

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Purpose

CCAT is a groundbreaking submillimeter telescope that will be located at 5600 m altitude on Cerro Chajnantor in the Andes mountains of northern Chile. CCAT will combine high sensitivity, a wide field of view, and a broad wavelength range to provide an unprecedented capability for deep, large area multicolor submillimeter surveys. Science objectives include galaxy formation and evolution throughout the history of the Universe; the hot gas pervading clusters of galaxies; star formation, protoplanetary disks, and debris disks in the Milky Way galaxy; and Kuiper belt objects in the outer reaches of the Solar system. Instrumentation will include bolometer cameras, direct detection spectrometers, and heterodyne receiver arrays.

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Letters of interest received from MPIfR and NAOJ.

Letters of interest have been received from the Max-Planck-Institut fuer …
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Review Meeting at Canadian Foundation for Innovation

A review meeting at the Canadian Foundation for Innovation took place on September 29…
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