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1 Coordinator: Gerry Gilmore; Project Manager: Dr Gudrun Pebody; Project Scientist: Dr John Davies (ATC Edinburgh)

2 Participants are Funding agencies - UK, Fr, D, It, Sp, Nl (+ESO) - Industry - university technology groups - telescope operators This list is for our H2020 proposal We are Research Infrastructures

3 Current OPTICON activities Technology R&D Community networks

4 Lead: Jean-Luc Beuzit IPAG About 30% of SPHERE Adaptive Optics technology developed through Opticon applied in other AO systems as well

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7 With the Na laser outside Canary+WHT is a 1:1 scale E-ELT testbed CANARY adaptive optics testbed

8 OPTICON is an I3, so does other things too Technology R & D OCAM: lead Phillipe Feautrier

9 The early days: pre 2000 OPTICON was started as a deliberate move to improve European coordination in optical-ir astronomy At the time, 2 major astro countries were not in ESO (UK, Spain), and their future allegiance was unclear There was very little contact between the many european national facilities/agencies Non-national astronomers were allowed national telescope access on merit, but were not encouraged, and were unfunded to use it: poor precedent There were competing future projects (OWL, Euro-50, CFHT-futures), and dreams, no one of which had adequate community or financial support. And many organisational options (ESO, ENO, multi-laterals, eg Gemini, LBT). Europe was at risk of being left behind. The EC was starting to get involved in basic science, with unclear future implications for funding and projects. Being involved in EC funding was sensible insurance

10 Opticon- early ambitions Strengthen European astronomical community Access developing EC science resources Day-one Projects: Future strategy for medium-sized European telescopes Develop proposal for Hubble-like EC Fellowships (Benvenuti) Expand astronomy archiving with ESA-ESO-EC-STScI -CDS Genova/Benvenuti Develop new high-tech capabilities with multi-national teams (software- Peter Quinn & RTD/adaptive optics Guy Monnet) Build community support/develop the science case for future ELT project (Gilmozzi+Gilmore)

11 The new millenium The first Opticon (FP5) Board [04/2000] resolved:opticon strongly supports and encourages developments of future large scale astronomical facilities, in particular an extremely large optical/ir ground-based telescope. Opticon establishes a Science Case for the Extremely Large Telescope WG, with a goal of developing a draft case by May The activity will be under the general overview of Roberto Gilmozzi, with the Chairman (GG) and Alvio Renzini (ESO) providing Europebased joint support for the activities. GG negotiated agreement between ENO/IAC, ENO board (Setti), ESO (incl OWL) and Euro-50 for a single European effort. ESO and Opticon had a CfP for leaders of a single design independent EC-funded design study. Catherine Cesarsky and GG appointed the team. The goal was to get all Europe on one team.

12 A brief a-historical context Before OPTICON ELT science case development in FP6 OWL 100m concept : internal ESO project Euro-50 concept Some French post-cfht work ESO focussed on ALMA approval, no distractions wanted SKA competing for next project opportunity Science community starting to get involved OPTICON in FP5 provided the starting point, expanded in FP6 Substantial technical design work required initiated ELT Design Study in FP6

13 European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) lists all agreed major priorities. E-ELT was presented and adopted to ESFRI by GG, based on the Opticon community science case.

14 Some other completed projects Developments in Adaptive Optics technology Developed OCAM, fast wavefront sensing cameras European supplier of VPH gratings AVO standards, support to CDS expanded role UV-community White Paper High Time Resolution White Paper Medium Telescopes Future Strategy White Paper IFU-3D data reduction initiative European Solar Telescope technology support at this time of UK insanity, we are good Europeans

15 Training schools & workshops - Observing - Archive data analysis - Photonics - Interferometry - Adaptive Optics technology - Instrumentation

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17 Open Call CFHT AAT TNG Continuing OPTICON TNA access Time Domain LCOGT LivTel TCS WHT to 2018 OHP120 INT to 2019 REM CAHA3.5 CAHA2.2 MPG2.2 NOT TBL OHP193 Aristarchos [to CSIC 12/2018]

18 H2020 TNA Access Continue current TNA access on the 4-m telescopes: CFHT, TNG, AAT, CAHA3.5, & WHT until WEAVE in use in 2018 Continue and expand use of smaller and robotic facilities, with special emphasis on time domain astronomy transient follow-ups, monitoring Complement time domain with a central open dbase of reduced calibrated data linked to the Gaia Alerts system ( Establish two VLTI regional centres (Nice, Exeter) Make the CANARY + WHT adaptive optics testbed an experiment open to new collaborations Support these with networks: Community adaptive optics expertise European Interferometry Initiative Time Domain Astronomy community development and coordination Training schools

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