SCUBA-2 project passes two huge milestones

Close up detail of dust emission from the inner part of our Galaxy.

This is just a short note to announce that the SCUBA-2 project past two huge milestones this day. First, the instrument was formally accepted by the observatory, and, SCUBA-2 was included in the JCMT Call for Proposals for semester 12A, which will run between February and July, 2012.

The details for the call for proposals can be found here.

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2 Responses to SCUBA-2 project passes two huge milestones

  1. Interesting! But… What is “SCUBA-2”? I’ve browsed around your blog and your website and… I couldn’t find that answer anywhere ūüė¶

    • Antonio says:

      Hi Darcy. Nothing to do with scuba diving I’m afraid. SCUBA-2 is an astronomical instrument on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, on the summit of Mauna Kea. It is designed to detect very faint radiation from very cold objects in space, such as gas and dust clouds in our Galaxy or from distant galaxies in our Universe.

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