Joint Astronomy Centre

The Joint Astronomy Centre (JAC) is a facility that incorporates the 15-m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the 3.8-m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea along with the Centre's Hawaii headquarters in Hilo. The facility is operated by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on behalf of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the United Kingdom, the Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, and the National Research Council of Canada.