In this last post about the partners of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory project we presented The Association of Universities for Astronomy Research (AURA) and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. In total 8 international partners collaborate in the project, discover more about them here.
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 39 US institutions and 6 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce. AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of environmental conservation, patient care and science.
Intel co-founder Gordon and his wife Betty established the foundation to create positive change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their environmental conservation efforts promote sustainability, protect critical ecological systems and align conservation needs with human development. Patient care focuses on eliminating preventable harms and unnecessary health care costs by meaningfully engaging patients and their families in a supportive, redesigned health care system. And science looks for opportunities to transform — or even create — entire fields by investing in early-stage research, emerging fields and top research scientists.
For more information check the TMT international website here