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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

JCMT Newsletter now available (NEW)
UKIRT Transferred to the University of Hawai'i 
Update on JCMT Ownership
Update on JCMT Ownership
 JCMT Newsletter now available
UKIRT Operations Extended to 31 Dec 2013
JCMT: Announcement of Opportunity
 The JCMT Newsletter is relaunched [pdf] 
JCMT and UKIRT Break Publication Records
Again in 2012

Update on UKIRT Ownership
Public Release of SCUBA-2 commissioning data
UKIRT: Announcement of Opportunity
Potential Employment Opportunities at the JAC
Director JAC Awarded Honorary Degree

Important Announcement Regarding Future of JCMT and UKIRT: STFC Island Site Telescopes
Response:  Statement from the UKIRT Board
Response:  Statement from the JCMT Board

UKIRT's Productivity Continues to Rise
A New Customer for UKIRT

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