Adaptive Optics Working Group
This page introduces
the Keck AO Working Group
and presents the work undertaken by this working group.
The members of the working group:
Co-chairs: Mike Liu (UH) and Claire Max (LLNL, UCSC)
- Members: Antonin Bouchez (Caltech), Rich Dekany (Caltech),
David Koo (UCSC), Bruce Macintosh (LLNL), Franck Marchis (UCB),
Keith Matthews (Caltech).
- For the Keck AO Team:
David Le Mignant and Peter Wizinowich
"To assist in prioritization
and advocate the optimization of the scientific output
of the Keck adaptive optics facilities, in conjunction
with the adaptive optics science instruments."
- Represent the interests
of the Keck AO user community in interactions with the
Observatory and the SSC. This should include soliciting
input from the broader Keck AO user community and informing
the community of the group's role.
- Specifically, assist the
Observatory and SSC in defining the priorities and resources
that should be applied to AO.
- Collaborate with the Keck AO group to:
- Propose, define and
evaluate the benefits of, potential Keck AO improvements
or characterization tasks.
- Define priorities, both
near and long-term, based on the charter.
- Facilitate useful interactions
with the CfAO and other communities.
Two annual written reports
to be provided to the SSC and Observatory Directory.
- Recommended Keck AO priorities for the next fiscal year. This
should be provided by the end of March for the next fiscal year,
which starts in October
- Recommended long term Keck
AO priorities. To be provided by the end of September
(6 months out of synch with the previous report).
Next Generation Keck
AO: Science Case
AOWG Presentations, Reports and Minutes:
Presentations to AOWG:
Additional Background Materials and Links: