Industry Cluster

GMT… A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY

GMT offers an unprecedented opportunity for Australian manufacturing and technology companies and institutions to participate in one of the world’s greatest optical telescope projects. Easily considered in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) class, GMT will be one of the first of this next generation of optical telescopes emerging in response to scientific demands to see further and more clearly than ever before. GMT must be seen as a complex multi-discipline large system to be constructed by an international team which will include Australian Industry. Experience gained on GMT will be well regarded for other similar projects.

LIKE NIFS… ONLY MUCH, MUCH BIGGER

The images show the ANU-built NIFS instrument in various stages of installation on the Gemini North 8m telescope in Hawaii. Each of GMT’s seven mirror elements is larger than the Gemini single mirror telescope. Such an instrument alone involves complex systems engineering and design, precision machining, specialised material technologies, vacuum engineering, Infra-Red electro optics, advanced electronic design, robust software systems, high cleanliness precision integration methods and rigorous Project Management, Product Assurance, Configuration Management as well as Cost and Risk Management and control.

JOIN THE GMT INDUSTRY CLUSTER

 

If you think your organisation has the skills and capacity applicable to GMT, then register your company with the Industry Capability Network (ACT) at their GMT Project Gateway page to ensure you are a part of the future of Astronomy in Australia and the world.

Date: 
Fri, 2008-03-21 14:41