|Date||October 17, 2012||Time||4:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Location||Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.109|
Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas
The GMACS Spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope
GMACS is a wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph being built at Texas A&M that has been selected as a first light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The primary design drivers are high throughput, simultaneous wide wavelength coverage, and a very wide field. GMACS will be able to study some of the faintest objects in the Universe, from the highest redshift galaxies, to nearby low surface brightness objects, to KBOs in our solar system. I will describe the telescope, the instrument, and the science drivers that led us to the design of the instrument.
For more information contact: Dr. Anzhong Wang 254-710-2276
|Publisher||Department of Physics|
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