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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Annual conference on new telescope moves science ahead

More than a hundred people gathered virtually at the end of April for the 2021 annual conference on the CCAT-prime project, which is building the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) in Chile.


See https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/05/annual-conference-new-telescope-moves-science-ahead for more information.

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


Monday, March 08, 2021
FYS Telescope partners in Canada receive new $4.9 M grant

A team of Canadian researchers led by University of Waterloo professor Michel Fich have been awarded $4.9 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help build a next generation telescope, the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST).


See https://as.cornell.edu/news/fys-telescope-partners-canada-receive-new-49-million-grant for more information.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020
CCAT Breaks Ground

CCAT officially broke ground near the summit of Cerro Chajnantor on November 27thThese  photos show the beginning of the follow-on summit leveling process that began in earnest on December 1st.

View this Cornell A&S Communications article for more details, and the University of Cologne's press release here.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Breakthrough telescope in Chile renamed for benefactor alum

The powerful new telescope being built for an exceptional high-elevation site in Chile by a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions, led by Cornell, has a new name: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST).
See https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/09/breakthrough-telescope-chile-renamed-benefactor-alum for more information.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Astronomer Martha Haynes awarded Jansky Lectureship

Martha Haynes, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, has been awarded the 2020 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship by Associated Universities, Inc. and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The Jansky Lectureship recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy and is being awarded to Haynes “for her influential impact to our understanding of galaxies.”

Read the complete Cornell A&S Communications story at the link below.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Exploring Extragalactic Neighborhoods

For 37 years, Martha Haynes has studied the evolution of galaxies. Now she leaves behind a groundbreaking new telescope for the next generation.

Read the story on the Cornell Research website listed below.

See https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/exploring-extragalactic-neighborhoods for more information.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Measuring the Oldest Light in the Universe with the Highest Telescopes on E

A new animation about two innovative telescopes being developed at Cornell has just been released by the research group led by Michael Niemack, associate professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Read the story on the Cornell Chronicle website listed below.

See https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/new-video-engages-public-cosmic-exploration for more information.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Science for new telescope advances virtual conference

Two weeks before the first annual CCAT-prime collaboration meeting was scheduled to be held April 7 at the University of Waterloo, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a switch to an online format.

“It was gratifying to note the widespread interest in CCAT-prime based on the number of attendees of the recent Zoom meeting,” said Fred Young, ’64, M.Eng. ’66, MBA ’66, an active participant in the meeting and major supporter of the project.

See https://as.cornell.edu/news/science-new-telescope-advances-virtual-conference for more information.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Martha Haynes receives Bruce Medal for career's work

Martha P. Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, has been awarded the 2019 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The medal is presented annually to a professional astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.
See https://astro.cornell.edu/news/astronomy-professor-receives-bruce-medal-careers-work for more information.

Thursday, May 09, 2019
Telescopes to help decode the cosmos

As humans, we have an insatiable desire to understand the cosmos and our place in it. How did the universe begin and how did it evolve? What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy? How will it all end? “These are the most fundamental questions one can ask,” says Steve Kang Hoon Choi, Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. “If we believe greater knowledge betters our lives, then this is what drives us to study the cosmos.”

See https://astro.cornell.edu/news/telescopes-help-decode-cosmos for more information.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Fabrication of powerful telescope begins

Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a major milestone in the project.
See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/11/fabrication-powerful-telescope-begins for more information.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Martha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lecture

Martha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25 in Philip Lewis Hall.

See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/martha-haynes-tours-heavens-phi-beta-kappa-lecture for more information.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

Teams of scientists, including researchers from the Cornell physics and astronomy departments, are collaborating on two of the largest telescopes ever built to take readings on the universe’s oldest light measurable, known as the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB.

Read the full Cornell Chronicle story here.

See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/03/cornell-researchers-build-telescopes-measure-universes-earliest-light for more information.

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


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