Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017


A detailed program will be established after the abstract submission period has been closed. In the meantime, please find below a rough block schedule:


  • Tuesday Nov. 07 (Day 1)
    • Morning (9am-12:30pm)
      • Overview presentations: Project status, report from the board, report from the SAC, communication and outreach, etc
    • Afternoon (2-6pm)
      • International Science Development Teams (ISDTs): News and views with contributions from SAC, Project Office and ISDTs
      • Plenary session I: Lesson-learned/status of 1st-generation instruments. Next-generation instruments (Science/Technology talks)


  • Wednesday Nov. 08 (Day 2)
    • Morning (9am-12:30pm)
      • Plenary session II
    • Afternoon (2-6pm)
      • Splinter sessions I: Next-generation instrument concept studies (ISDT-organized sessions)

FORUM BANQUET (Royal Orchid Brindavan Hotel, time TBD - dinner is included in the registration fees)


  • Thursday Nov. 09 (Day 3)
    • Morning (9am-12:30pm)
      • Splinter sessions II (ISDT-organized sessions)
    • Afternoon (2-5pm)
      • ISDT-sessions debrief time / Posters sessions
      • Report on splinter sessions on next-generation instrument concept studies.
      • Concluding remarks