Chapter 1

Contributors

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Many people have contributed to this book, either by providing materials to be included, by doing the fundamental work on which this material is based, or by providing expert review. Some of the principal contributors are listed below:

Chapter 1Steve Strom, NOAO
Larry Stepp, AURA New Initiatives Office
Brooke Gregory, NOAO

Chapter 2Joan Najita, NOAO
Arjun Dey, NOAO
Knut Olsen, NOAO
Bob Blum, NOAO
Steve Strom, NOAO
Steve Ridgway, NOAO
Geoffrey Blake, Caltech
Geoff Bryden, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John Carr, Naval Research Laboratory
Andrew Connolly, University of Pittsburgh
Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington
Mark Dickinson, Space Telescope Science Institute
Brent Ellerbroek, Gemini Observatory
Richard Ellis, California Institute of Technology
Jay Frogel, Ohio State University
Betsy Gillespie, Steward Observatory
Neal Katz, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Tod Lauer, NOAO
Jonathan Lunine, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Geoff Marcy, University of California at Berkeley
Mario Mateo, University of Michigan
Simon Morris, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/NRC
Robert O'Connell, University of Virginia
Caty Pilachowski, NOAO
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute
Michael Rich, UCLA
Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Space Telescope Science Institute
Frank Shu, University of California Berkeley
Chuck Steidel, California Institute of Technology
Alan Tokunaga, Institute for Astronomy
John Tonry, University of Hawaii
Ralph Wijers, SUNY Stony Brook
David Wilner, Harvard University, Center for Astronomy
Rosemary Wyse, John Hopkins University

Chapter 3Brooke Gregory, NOAO
Steve Strom, NOAO

Chapter 4George Angeli, AURA New Initiatives Office
Joe Antebi, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
Sam Barden, NOAO
Bob Blum, NOAO
Dick Buchroeder, Optical Design Service
Myung Cho, AURA New Initiatives Office
Dave DeYoung, NOAO
Brent Ellerbroek, Gemini Observatory
Paul Gillett, AURA New Initiatives Office
Brooke Gregory, NOAO
Charles Harmer, NOAO
Ken Hinkle, NOAO
Dick Joyce, NOAO
Frank Kan, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
Ming Liang, NOAO
Oleg Likhatchev, University of Arizona
Jim Oschmann, Gemini Observatory
Steve Ridgway, NOAO
Francois Rigaut, Gemini Observatory
Rick Robles, AURA New Initiatives Office
Mike Sheehan, Gemini Observatory
Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Space Telescope Science Institute
David Smith, Merlab P.C.
Steve Strom, NOAO
Andrei Tokovinin, NOAO
Alistair Walker, NOAO
Patrick Wallace, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Chapter 5Larry Stepp, AURA New Initiatives Office
Brooke Gregory, NOAO
David Smith, Merlab P.C.
George Angeli, AURA New Initiatives Office
Bob Blum, NOAO
Myung Cho, AURA New Initiatives Office
Celine d'Orgeville, Gemini Observatory
Brent Ellerbroek, Gemini Observatory
Andre Erasmus, South African Astronomical Observatory
Eric Hansen, Gemini Observatory
Mike Sheehan, Gemini Observatory
Nick Suntzeff, NOAO
Andrei Tokovinin, NOAO
Alistair Walker, NOAO

Chapter 6Larry Stepp, AURA New Initiatives Office
Steve Strom, NOAO
Brooke Gregory, NOAO

Outside ReviewersThe AURA New Initiatives Office would like to thank the following reviewers who contributed valuable comments and suggestions.
Bruce Margon, Space Telescope Science Institute
Jeremy Mould, NOAO
Matt Mountain, Gemini Observatory
Jim Oschmann, National Solar Observatory
Ethan Schreier, Space Telescope Science Institute
Doug Simons, Gemini Observatory
Bill Smith, AURA
Phil Puxley, Gemini Observatory
Steve Ridgway, NOAO

Editorial StaffSpecial thanks are due to the following staff members for their hard work and dedication in coordinating, editing and converting to HTML the contributions of those mentioned above to create this GSMT Book:
Julie McLaughlin, NOAO
Ruth Kneale, National Solar Observatory
Jennifer Purcell, AURA New Initiatives Office


March 2002