Announcing the First AST (Ali Six-point-five-meter Telescope) Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the first AST (Ali Six-point-five-meter Telescope) workshop will be held at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA), Peking University (PKU).


AST is a 6.5m optical and near-IR telescope. It will be constructed by 2023, and will be located in Ali, China. It will have a series of powerful instruments that are capable of doing sciences ranging from exoplanets to the distant objects in the early universe.


AST is in a planning phase. In order to bring together Chinese astronomers to seek close collaborations for AST, KIAA at PKU will host the first AST workshop. The details are provided below.



Date and time:

Reception: 12:30 – 13:00, July 3rd

Workshop: 13:00 – 18:00, July 3rd 


Location: KIAA first meeting room



Linhua Jiang (

Shuyan Liu (