Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Topic: TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s
Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The TMT Science Forum is an an annual gathering of astronomers, educators, and observatory staff, who meet to explore TMT science, instrumentation, observatory operations, archiving and data processing, astronomy education, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) issues. It is an opportunity for astronomers from the international TMT partners and from the US-at-large community to learn about the observatory status, discuss and plan cutting-edge science, establish collaborations, and to help shape the future of TMT.
One important theme for this year's Forum will be the synergy between TMT and other facilities in the post-2020 astronomical landscape. There will be plenary sessions, an instrumentation workshop, topical science sessions and meetings of the TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs).
17 July: Plenary sessions
18 July: Parallel topical sessions, ISDT meetings, and TMT Instrumentation Workshop
19 July: Plenary sessions, panel discussions
Travel support: As part of the NSF-TMT cooperative agreement, some travel funding will be available for US community members (not at TMT institutions) to attend the Forum. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 May 2014 with your name, institutional affiliation, and a brief description of your interests and how they relate to TMT.
Registration/Abstract Submission & Accommodations:
Registration is now open. The deadline for registration/abstract submission and accommodations is June 10, 2014.