James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
29 Sep 2010
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The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope is the largest astronomical telescope in the world designed specifically to operate in the submillimeter wavelength region of the spectrum. It is now operated and owned by the East Asian Observatory.

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​​JCMT

Credit: William Montgomerie

RAL Space Involvement
The forerunner of STFC, SRC, collaborated with the Netherlands to design, organise and build this telescope. Together in the Joint Astronomy Centre consortium with Canada and the Netherlands, the UK operated JCMT for many years before it was sold to the East Asian Observatory.

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
To study the solar system, interstellar dust, gas and distant galaxies.

Partners
Netherlands Organisation for the Advancement of Science, Canada.

Further Information
JCMT



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