Benefits of Center
• CARA infrastructure made
SPIREX/Abu a success
– Unique expertise and manpower for observing at the
South Pole
– Essential knowledge of site characteristics and
potential
– Catalyst for rapid deployment of most advanced
detector technology to world’s best site for wide-
field thermal IR imaging
• Center provides context for
SPIREX/Abu knowledge network
– Unique teaming arrangement between CARA, RIT,
NOAO, and UNSW