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Monday, October 16, 2017
A breakthrough telescope

Posted on Scitech Now, October 2, 2017 -- In 2021 astronomers will dive deeper into outer space with the use of a 23 million dollar telescope in one of the world’s highest deserts located in Chile. Martha Haynes, Cornell University Professor of Astronomy, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss the project.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
New telescope at the top of the world

A new telescope being built in the high desert of Chile will peer further into our universe's origins than any other.
See http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ccat-p-dalhousie-cerro-chajnantor-atacama-telescope-scott-chapman-1.4071239 for more information.
 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Breakthrough telescope to be built in Chile

Scientists announced this week that a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions led by Cornell University will begin construction of Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a unique and powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths.
See http://as.cornell.edu/news/breakthrough-telescope-be-built-chile for more information.
 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Brief Summary of CCAT-p Telescope

Read about the CCAT-prime Telescope here

 

Monday, October 13, 2014
Letters of interest received from MPIfR and NAOJ.

Letters of interest have been received from the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
 

Monday, October 13, 2014
Review Meeting at Canadian Foundation for Innovation

A review meeting at the Canadian Foundation for Innovation took place on September 29, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
 

Friday, April 04, 2014
April 2014 CCAT Newsletter

Read the latest news about the CCAT Observatory here

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
NSF invites CCAT to submit full proposal

The National Science Foundation has notified the CCAT Project that its pre-proposal is considered to be one of the highly ranked submissions and CCAT has been invited to submit a full proposal to Program Solicitation NSF 13-567.
 

 

Friday, January 17, 2014
Chilean government grants land for giant telescope

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Atacama Astronomy Park Inaugurated

The Atacama Astronomy Park was inaugurated on January 9, 2014 by the Chilean government, through CONICYT and the Ministry of Lands.  A formal ceremony was held near the CCAT site on the Chajnantor plateau.  Those in attendance were: Riccardo Giovanelli and Jeff Zivick (CCAT Director & Project Manager, respectively), Eduardo Hardy and Eduardo Donoso (AUI Representative in Chile and Construction Manager, respectively), Fred Young (Cornell '64, M.Eng. '66, MBA '66), Dinah Arnett (

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Friday, January 10, 2014
CCAT exhibit at the January 2014 AAS Meeting

CCAT Observatory's booth was on exhibit at the 223rd American Astronomical Society Meeting in Washington, DC, January 5-9, 2014.
Posters and handouts on science, first generation instrumentation and the software system were on display. [View posters here]

 

Monday, September 30, 2013
Preliminary Design Review, Boulder - September 2013

A Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the CCAT telescope project took place at the University of Colorado, Boulder, September 25-27, 2013.

The CCAT PDR Panel unanimously agreed that the technical design and management plans of CCAT are at a satisfactory level to transition from design to preparation for construction.

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Astronomer Hopes Telescope Project will answer questions about the universe

Astronomer hopes international telescope project will answer questions about the universe,
Guelph Mercury Tribune, Sept 28, 2013

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013
CCAT Special Session at the 221st AAS Meeting

At the 221st American Astronomical Society Meeting, held in Long Beach, California, during the period between January 6 and 10, 2013, the Special Session 110 "From Star Formation to Cosmology: Astrophysics with CCAT in the Next Decade" was held. The session was chaired by Gordon Stacey of Cornell University, and contained five oral presentations, respectively by Riccardo Giovanelli (Cornell), Jason Glenn (Colorado), Rachel Bean (Cornell), Christine Wilson (McMaster) and John Carpenter

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
CCAT workshop in Paris, June 2012

The proposed CCAT, submillimeter telescope will be the main telescope in the next decade for imaging and wide field surveys throughout the submillimetre. Its sensitivity and imaging speed will be unique in an essential complement to ALMA for a wide range of scientific objectives including among other cosmic history of star formation, star formation and interstellar medium of nearby galaxies, the formation of clusters of galaxies, exploring the universe of molecules in the atmospheres of planets

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
CCAT awards contract to Rock West Solutions

CCAT recently awarded a contract for the fabrication and performance testing of prototype strut components that form the majority of the components that form the space frame truss that supports the primary mirror of the 25-meter diameter CCAT telescope.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2012
CCAT awards contract to San Diego Composites

CCAT recently awarded a contract for the fabrication and performance testing of prototype strut components that form the majority of the components that form the space frame truss that supports the primary mirror of the 25-meter diameter CCAT telescope.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012
CCAT awards contract to A.D.S. International s.r.l.

CCAT recently awarded a contract for the design and fabrication of prototype actuator devices to A.D.S. International s.r.l. These actuator devices will be used to actively control the primary surface of the telescope to compensate for gravitational deformations.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012
CCAT awards contract to Lightworks LLC

CCAT has awarded a development contract to Lightworks LLC for the design and fabrication of precision edge sensors. These edge sensors measure the relative displacement between a surface segment and its neighbors. These displacement measurements can be used by the surface control system to correct for thermal and gravitational displacement of the primary mirror support truss.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012
CCAT awards contract to Tomelleri s.r.l.

CCAT recently awarded a contract for the design and fabrication of prototype actuator devices to Tomelleri s.r.l. These actuator devices will be used to actively control the primary surface of the telescope to compensate for gravitational deformations.

 

Thursday, January 05, 2012
New CCAT Project Office Staff

Jim Blair and Jill Tarbell have joined the Project Office staff for CCAT. Jim was previously the Director of Administration for the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) and brings substantial expertise in contracting and procurements. Jill was formerly the Administrative Assistant for NAIC and likewise brings considerable expertise to CCAT.

 

Thursday, December 29, 2011
CCAT and Associated Universities, Inc.

A services contract was established in December of 2011 between CCAT and AUI for engineering and programmatic services in Chile. AUI's extensive experience in performing site and civil engineering responsibilities for the ALMA project makes them a valuable addition to the CCAT project.

 

Monday, November 21, 2011
Adam Brazier joins CCAT

Adam Brazier has joined the CCAT project in the position of CCAT Science Software Architect. Adam previously filled a similar role for scientific studies performed at the Arecibo Observatory and thus brings substantial expertise to CCAT.

 

Monday, August 01, 2011
Jeff Zolkower joins CCAT

Jeff Zolkower has joined the CCAT project in the position of Systems Engineer. Previously Jeff was the Chief Engineer for the Palomar Observatory and brings essential expertise to the CCAT project.