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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope 11th Users' Meeting

Every three years CFHT’s talented and diverse community gathers to discuss recent accomplishments and challenges and factor them into plans for CFHT’s future. Lots has happened at CFHT since the last Users’ Meeting at Campbell River. New dome vents have been installed and proven to increase image quality markedly, SITELLE has been delivered and will be released for use in 2016, SPIRou is under construction, several Large Programs are nearing completion while new Large Programs of unprecedented scale are being devised, GRACES now couples CFHT and Gemini, and what was termed ngCFHT 3 years ago has led to the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Project Office in Waimea. This impressive string of accomplishments is directly attributable to the talents and vision of CFHT’s incredible community. CFHT consistently ranks among the leading observatories worldwide in terms of publication numbers and their scientific impact. Through this leadership in scientific research, innovative operations, and collaborative development, CFHT’s community will play a key role in the growth and evolution of the Maunakea Observatories. With all of this in mind, the local and scientific organizing committees for CFHT’s 2016 Triennial Users’ Meeting invite our international community to join us in Nice, France, to share their discoveries from and visions for CFHT and the Maunakea Observatories.
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Registration and abstract submission remain open for the 11th Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Users' Meeting (UM) to be held at Le Saint-Paul Hôtel in Nice, France, May 1- 4, 2016. The meeting will provide an opportunity to showcase the world leading science undertaken by CFHT users through their participation in large programs and PI-led science.

The meeting will also be the place for the community to learn about the new instrument SITELLE that was just commissioned at CFHT, as well as the status of the facility and its full instrument suite. Reports about SPIRou and MSE development will be provided, together with research opportunities they will enable for our community.

Recent events effecting the Maunakea Observatories will be presented, to inform community discussions about future collaborative development across the Maunakea Observatories, identify risks and highlight opportunities.

Meeting sessions will cover the following topics:
◾CFHT and the future of the Maunakea Observatories
◾Science at CFHT, LPs and PIs
◾CFHT present and future instruments
◾CFHT Among 4m Class Telescopes Worldwide
◾Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE)

Registration and abstract submission: http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/news/UM2016/index.php

Deadline for abstract submission : February 22
 Late Registration: March 21

Important note: please check the note on the web page in “Venue" regarding public ground transportation in Nice on May 1st.

Scientific Organizing Committee
   Hervé Aussel, Chair
Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
  Doug Simons (Chair), (CFHT, Hawaii)
  Ferdinand Babas (CFHT, Hawaii)
  Tristan Guillot (France, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
  Vanessa Hill (France, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
  Lison Malo (CFHT, Hawaii)
  Sophie Maurogordato (France, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
  Mercédes Stevens (CFHT, Hawaii)

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