GMTO Corporation is pleased to collaborate with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to articulate a community based science program for presentation to the next Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Access to both hemispheres with ELTs having the capabilities of the GMT and TMT will provide unique scientific opportunities in the coming decade and beyond. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the GMT, TMT, and NOAO communities to develop the science case for the two telescopes for the upcoming Decadal Survey.
—Walter Massey, Chair, GMTO Board of Directors
Read more from NOAO: https://www.noao.edu/news/2018/us-elt-announcement.php.
Read the Science article: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/rival-giant-telescopes-join-forces-seek-us-funding