Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a partner
institute of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) consortium, which
includes other institutes from USA, Australia, and Brazil. The GMT
consortium is constructing an extremely large telescope and the
Korean GMT (K-GMT) is a Korean project aimed at participating in the
construction of GMT, development of state-of-art instruments, and
preparation of GMT sciences.
The GMT is one of the
world largest optical/infrared telescopes with a 25.4 m aperture,
consisting of seven 8.4 m segmented primary mirrors. It will be
operational from 2020 at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, one
of the best places for astronomical observations on our planet.