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Paper: Steps Toward the Next Generation CFHT
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 3
Authors: Fahlman, G. G.
Abstract: The 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope was started as a project in 1974 and saw first light in 1979. It was the first international project to commit to a location on the summit of Mauna Kea and, from the outset, was dedicated to the best exploitation of its superb site. The context in which CFHT operates has changed with the presence of four 8-m-class telescopes on the Mauna Kea summit. The CFHT site can easily accommodate a larger aperture facility and the recent designation of our site by the University of Hawaii as one that may be ``recycled" has opened the real possibility of constructing an ngCFHT. Here I will describe the progress toward this end.
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