Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy with Extremely Large Telescopes
We are pleased to announce registration is open for the workshop “Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy with Extremely Large Telescopes” to be held in September 2021.
The forthcoming generation of Extremely Large Telescope (ELTs) will reach unprecedented spectroscopic sensitivity coupled with high angular resolution in the near infrared. This workshop will bring together the international astronomical community to explore the transformational science that the spectroscopic instrument suites of the ELTs (GMT, TMT and ELT) will achieve. High resolution simulations have played a key role in the development of the instrument science cases providing a quantifiable means to determine feasibility and to predict the scientific outcomes that can be achieved. By bringing together observers, modelers, and theoreticians with interests ranging from exoplanets to cosmology, the goals of the workshop are to:
- explore the spectroscopic capabilities of the first‐light instrument suites of the ELTs identifying synergies and complementarities between them.
- encourage development of ELT science cases including preparatory projects on existing telescopes.
- provide hands‐on experience using the HARMONI simulator (HSIM).
- encourage collaboration and transfer of expertise between the instrument teams and the wider community.
- explore synergies with other facilities.
The meeting will set the stage for the community to plan and coordinate ELT science programmes and pre-cursor observations, making use of quantitative estimates of what the ELTs can achieve.