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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
CCAT-Prime/FYST Collaboration meeting to be held Apr 20-24

The second annual CCAT-prime/FYST Collaboration Meeting (CCM2) will be held from April 20 – 24, 2021. The CCAT-prime observatory (www.ccatobservatory.org) will feature the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) which is currently under construction.  FYST will be a 6-meter diameter, 10-micron surface precision telescope working at submillimeter to millimeter wavelengths.  It will operate in survey mode only and first light is expected in 2023.

This Collaboration Meeting aims at bringing together the CCAT partnership and all astronomers who might be interested in submillimeter and millimeter science using CCAT-prime.

This meeting will provide an update on the technical and scientific status of the project, including status of the instrumentation and science planning, and plans for acceptance testing and commissioning.  A major goal of the meeting is to begin the work of synthesizing the science goals into a coherent, implementation plan which best utilizes the observatory to maximize the scientific return.  The program tab (http://ccatconf.astro.cornell.edu/program) gives the agenda for the 4 days of the meeting.  Science talks will be prepared and posted in advance seven days prior to the discussion on Wednesday, April 21.

See http://ccatconf.astro.cornell.edu for more information.