GMT Industry Roadshow | Brisbane
Event Details
GMT Industry Roadshow | Brisbane
07:00 - 10:00
Event Description

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is one of the new class of extremely large earth-based telescopes. Opportunities exist for Australian industry to bid for contracts offered by the GMT Organisation (GMTO). To ensure Australian industry is well briefed, the Australian GMT Office is organizing an Industry Roadshow.

Dr Patrick McCarthy, GMTO Director, and Mr Keith Raybould, GMTO Project Manager, will visit Australia in March to brief industry and answer questions relating to upcoming contracts that are relevant to Australian capability.
The Industry Briefings will:
  • Provide an overview of the GMT project
  • Showcase Australia‚Äôs involvement in this $1 billion project
  • Highlight upcoming contracts that are relevant to Australian industry
  • Telescope Design
  • Telescope Fabrication, Test Assembly and Shipment to Site
  • Coating System Design and Fabrication
  • Site and Civil Construction
  • Enclosure and Support Building Steel Fabrication
  • Enclosure Bogies and Mechanisms
  • Steel Erection
Australia has a 10% share in this precision instrument which will be built in Chile. The consortium members include: Astronomy Australia Ltd, The Australian National University, Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, The University of Arizona, University of Chicago and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute.

Workshop Details:

Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014

Time: 7.00am - 10.00am

Venue: Brisbane International, Cnr Zillmere & Sandgate Roads, Boondall QLD

Cost: Free