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JCMT
UKIRT
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

The Joint Astronomy Centre has historically operated two telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea: the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope.

UKIRT was transferred to the University of Hawaii (UH) on 31st October 2014, and is now operated by a new partnership between the University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. See the announcement below. The new UKIRT website is here.

A process is in place for transferring the JCMT to UH ownership on 31st January 2015, at which point it will be operated by a new entity called the East Asian Observatory. News of this process is in the announcements below.


Recent Announcements

UKIRT Transferred to the University of Hawai'i  (NEW)
(31-Oct-2104)

Update on JCMT Ownership
(1-Oct-2014)
Update on JCMT Ownership
(9-Jun-2014)
 JCMT Newsletter now available
(26-Feb-2014)
UKIRT Operations Extended to 31 Dec 2013
(29-Jul-2013)
JCMT: Announcement of Opportunity
(21-Jun-2013)
 The JCMT Newsletter is relaunched [pdf] 
(1-Feb-2013)
JCMT and UKIRT Break Publication Records
Again in 2012

(29-Jan-2013)
Update on UKIRT Ownership
(18-Dec-2012)
Public Release of SCUBA-2 commissioning data
(08-Nov-2012)
UKIRT: Announcement of Opportunity
(01-Oct-2012)
Potential Employment Opportunities at the JAC
(06-Sep-2012)
Director JAC Awarded Honorary Degree
(12-June-2012)

Important Announcement Regarding Future of JCMT and UKIRT: STFC Island Site Telescopes
(30-May-2012)
Response:  Statement from the UKIRT Board
 
Response:  Statement from the JCMT Board

UKIRT's Productivity Continues to Rise
(18-May-2012)
A New Customer for UKIRT
(11-Apr-2012)

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