Ames scientist reviews a Giant Magellan Telescope Instrument

Dr. Tom Greene attended and chaired the conceptual design review (CoDR) of the near-infrared multi-object spectrograph (NIRMOS) for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) in Pasadena on October 6 and 7. Other review team members were from Caltech, Lick Observatory, NOAO, Swinburne University, and the University of Chicago. If built, this instrument would be the most capable near-infrared MOS on Earth and would rival the James Webb Space Telescope. Six GMT instruments have now passed through CoDR, and the GMT project will soon decide which ones will be funded for development.