OPTICON. The Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy. John Davies OPTICON Project Scientist. UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. The OPTICON Vision.
The Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy.
OPTICON Project Scientist.
UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC)
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Develop a stronger community able to build and operate 21st Century facilities for Optical-IR Astronomy
Five year contract for 19,200,000 Euro + substantial national matching funds. Effective 1 January 2004 - 31 December 2008.
47 contractors including funding agencies, user groups and SME.
6 JRAs (~11 Me + extra national funds)
22 Telescope Access Programme. (~5.5Me)
14 Networks (~3 Me incl Management)
ESO-OPTICON E-ELT meeting in
Marseilles at end November 2006
for AO : Contract placed
Co-ordinator: Prof Gerard (Gerry) Gilmore. Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK.
Project Scientist: Dr John Davies. UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
OPTICON Board: (Chairperson. Dr Wilfried Boland) comprises 18 partners and sets overall strategy and priorities at annual meeting.
Executive committee: (Chairperson G. Gilmore) make the detailed decisions and meets at least twice a year.