CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: The science and status of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer

Presenter: Alan Mcconnachie


The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer will be the world's only fully dedicated large aperture multi-object spectroscopic facility when it enters science operations at the end of the 2020s. It is now entering the Preliminary Design Phase after a very successful System Conceptual Design Review in 2018, which saw major design advances for the entire system across the international partnership. I will present an overview of the scientific, technical and partnership development of this ambitious reimagining of the iconic Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.