Instrument projects


Credit: TMT International Observatory.   Design drawing of the dome of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The dome structure has been designed by a Canadian company (DSL, Port Coquitlam, BC).  

ARC researchers are involved in the design, development, and implementation of a variety of Canadian and International astronomical instrumentation projects, including the Thirty Metre Telescope.  In addition to astronomical instruments for imaging and spectroscopy, ARC members also work on methods to improve the focusing ability of telescopes with adaptive optics, or new techniques to provide precision light sources in the Earth's atmosphere, and measurements of nuclear reactions of astrophysical interests at TRIUMF.