Seminars

Lecturer: Prof. Okano (Tohoku U)
Date: 2009-08-17 11:00
Place: Aniara (TBC)

Development of the Japan-Hawaii-Europe Telescope Dedicated to Observation of Planets at Haleakala, Hawaii

Prof. Okano
Tohoku University

Abstract
We plan to construct a 1.8m off-axis Gregorian telescope at the summit of Mt. Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii in collaboration with the Institute for Astronomy of University of Hawaii and Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics in Germany. The telescope, which is characterized by its unprecedented wide dynamic range, will be dedicated to observation of solar system planets and exoplanets. It is expected the telescope will become a unique facility for the ground-based observation of planets when it is realized. Outline of this telescope project can be seen at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/haleakalanew//planets/planets.shtml

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