Joint Astronomy Centre
Show document only
JAC Home
JCMT
About the JAC
Contact Info
OMP
Outreach
Seminars
Staff-only Wiki
Weather
Web Cameras
____________________

See the UKIRT home page for the current status of UKIRT
Survey Observing
Other Observing
Observing Tool Manual
Schedule
Applying For Time
Get UKIDSS Data
Get non-UKIDSS Data
Data Reduction
Acknowledge Us
Telescope
WFCAM
Cassegrain
Technical Reference
JAC Safety Manual
TSS Priority Page
Update on UKIRT Ownership

Update on UKIRT Ownership

 


On 2nd October, I issued an Announcement of Opportunity for entities interested in participating in UKIRT beyond 30th September 2013. The Announcement solicited Expressions of Interest, with a deadline of 30th November 2012.

I am pleased to report that twelve Expressions of Interest were received, which is a remarkable outcome for an unprecedented process. We are now working through them, and as a priority will be engaging directly with those who have offered to take over the ownership of the observatory.

The objective is to reach clarity by 31st March 2013 on whether we have a viable route for the transfer of UKIRT to a new owner. Further details will be posted here as and when they become available.



Professor Gary Davis
Director JAC
14th December 2012

 
                                                                   

Contact: Tom Kerr. Updated: Fri Dec 14 11:02:56 HST 2012

Return to top ^