Project Management of DAG: Eastern Anatolia Observatory

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KESKİN O., YEŞİLYAPRAK C., YERLİ S. K., Zago L., Guver T., Alis S.

Conference on Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII, Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 26 - 28 June 2016, vol.9911 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9911
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2234459
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The four meter DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkish) telescope is not only the largest telescope in Turkey but also the most promising telescope in the northern hemisphere with a large potential to offer scientific observations with its cutting edge technology. DAG is designed to be an AO telescope which will allow both infrared and visible observations with its two Nasmyth platforms dedicated to next generation focal plane instruments. In this paper, status updates from DAG telescope will be presented in terms of; (i) in house optical design of DAG, (ii) tender process of telescope, (iii) tender process of enclosure, and (iv) tender process of the observatory building. Also status updates from the focal plane instruments project and possible collaboration activities will be presented.