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Overview

The MeerLICHT project is currently in its final phase of commissioning, and soon moves into the ‘early science’ phase. The telescope arrived in Sutherland on 7 July 2017 and over the last months of commissioning the telescope has moved into 'remote observing' mode.

Pre-construction: 2012 – 2015

Construction: 2016 – 2017 (Jan-February)

Installation and commissioning: 2017 (March - December) - 2018 (January - May)

Opening: 25 May 2018

Early science: 2018 (June+)

Science operations: 2018/9 – 2022/3

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