Oral Presentation Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting including HWWS 2013

CFHT Status Report and Future Plans (#104)

Doug Simons 1
  1. CFHT, Kamuela, HI, United States

After a brief summary of recent metrics illustrating the scientific success of CFHT, the future of the Observatory is described through various initiatives designed to broaden the CFHT partnership, develop new capabilities, and take steps toward the replacement of CFHT with a powerful new facility (ngCFHT) dedicated to highly multiplexed wide-field spectroscopy. CFHT, in the context of the evolving landscape on Mauna Kea will also be discussed, as CFHT positions itself among a backdrop of some older facilities possibly being decommissioned while new Mauna Kea facilities are on the planning horizon.