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[sci.astro] General (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions) (2/9)
Section - B.03 What new telescopes/instruments are being built?

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 	William Keel <keel@bildad.astr.ua.edu>,
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(These lists are undoubtedly incomplete.  Additions and corrections
welcome!)

A list of astronomical instruments is also at
<URL:http://www.futureframe.de/astro/instr/index.html>.

Optical/Infrared Telescopes (nighttime):

Now actually under construction:
16.4  Very Large Telescope    Cerro Paranal, Chile
      (quartet of 8.2-m telescopes)
      <URL:http://www.hq.eso.org/projects/vlt/>
11.0  Hobby-Eberly Telescope, Mt. Fowlkes, Texas
      (spectroscopy only)
      <URL:http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/het/het.html>
      <URL:http://www.astro.psu.edu/het/>
 8.0  Gemini North            Mauna Kea, Hawaii
 8.0  Gemini South            Cerro Pachon, Chile
      <URL:http://www.gemini.edu/>
 8.2  Subaru (JNLT)           Mauna Kea, Hawaii
      <URL:http://www.naoj.org/>
 6.5  MMT		      Mt. Hopkins, Arizona
      (replace current six mirrors with single one; see B.01)
      <URL:http://sculptor.as.arizona.edu/foltz/www/mmt.html>
 2.2  SOFIA                   NASA
      (included because it will be an airborne observatory)
      <URL:http://sofia.arc.nasa.gov/>

Others likely to start soon:
Large Binocular Telescope, (Italy; U. Arizona), pair of 8-m
  telescopes, Mt. Graham, Arizona 
  <URL:http://lbtwww.arcetri.astro.it/>

Canary Islands Large Telescope Canary Islands, Spain, 10 m segmented mirror
  <URL:http//www.iac.es/10m/uk10m.html>

Magellan (Carnegie Institution Observatories), 6.5 m, Las Campanas
  <URL:http//medusa.as.arizona.edu/mlab/mag.html>

Radio telescopes under construction in design stages:

Submillimeter Array, (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), six 8-m
  dishes at Mauna Kea
   <URL:http//sma2.harvard.edu/index.html>

Millimeter Array (MMA) (NRAO)
   <URL:http//www.mma.nrao.edu/

Green Bank Telescope (NRAO)
   <URL:http//www.gb.nrao.edu/GBT/GBT.html>

X-ray:

Astro-E (ISAS)
   <URL:http//www.astro.isas.ac.jp/xray/mission/astroe/>

High-Throughput X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission (ESA)
   <URL:http//astro.estec.esa.nl/XMM/xmm.html>

Gamma-ray:

INTEGRAL (ESA)
   <URL:
   http://astro.estec.esa.nl/SA-general/Projects/Integral/integral.html
   >

Neutrino:

Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA)
   <URL:http//amanda.berkeley.edu/>

Deep Undersea Muon and Neutrino Detection (DUMAND)
   <URL:http//www.phys.washington.edu/~dumand/>

Gravitational Waves:

LIGO, (US), 4 km path
  <URL:http//www.ligo.caltech.edu/>

Virgo, (Italy), 3 km path
  <URL:http//www.pi.infn.it/virgo/>

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