Paul Ho visiting DARK – University of Copenhagen

06 October 2014

Paul Ho visiting DARK

The Director of the East Asian Observatory and Greenland Telescope Project (GLT) Principal Investigator Dr. Paul Ho will be visiting the Niels Bohr Institute from 6-9 October to probe Danish interest in joining the GLT.

The Greenland Telescope Project (GLT) is an undertaking between the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, along with MIT Haystack Observatory and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, to deploy a state-of-the-art sub-mm/THz telescope at an NSF Arctic research station at the Greenland Summit station. The location of the telescope has been chosen for its suitability for mm-wave VLBI observations of the super-massive black hole at the center of M87, and for its excellent sub-mm and THz observing conditions. First light and commissioning observations are planned for winter 2016/2017, with full science operations in 2018.