"When you look up at the stars, you only see the light they are emitting in the visible part of the spectrum," said Professor Gary Davis, director of the JCMT
and a visiting professor at Cardiff University.
Antonio Chrysostomou, Associate Director of the JCMT
currently manage the practice through a variety of third party systems, Microsoft tools and manual procedures.
This discovery was made by James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT
) Transient Survey and the telescope is currently trained at eight galactic stellar nurseries to study variations in the brightness of forming stars.
Ossenkopf et al., "Chemical stratification in the orion bar: JCMT
spectral legacy survey observations," Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol.
It starts off at the Mauna Kea peak in Hawaii, one of the best places in the world for observatories thanks to the altitude and clear air conditions and the home of UK participating telescopes like the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT) and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT
[88-90]in the sub-mm using a combination of the SCUBA and Harp instruments on the JCMT
Built by the U.K., Canada, and the Netherlands, JCMT
saw first light in 1987; UKIRT, in 1979.
In 2007 EHT astronomers led by Doeleman observed Sgr A* using a three-station VLBI array that combined the Arizona Radio Observatory's 10-meter Submillimeter Telescope (ARO/SMT), a 10-meter element of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) in California, and the 15-meter James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT
) atop Mauna Kea.
That's because I was the first astronomer to observe with the world's first submillimeter telescope, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT
), which opened for business in 1987.