Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

Recent News

Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility

06.13.2017

An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California. more »

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, pioneering designer of large telescopes, dies at age 73

06.13.2017

[From University of California - Santa Cruz] - Jerry Nelson, a pioneering astronomer known for his innovative designs for advanced telescopes, died June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 73. more »

TMT Communications and Information Systems Kick-off Meetings

06.7.2017

Pasadena, CA (May 25, 2017) – Managers and technical representatives of TMT and Sev1Tech Inc., an IT consulting firm, recently gathered at TMT’s Project Office for a detailed overview of the scope of TMT’s Communications and Information Systems (CIS). more »

Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory

05.18.2017

One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT’s mirror support and control systems. Our lab is close to the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, so we can quickly and easily access integration and test facilities as we research and develop technologies for TMT. more »

TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) Review

05.9.2017

Pasadena, CA (May --, 2017) – The TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) team held a key review at the TMT Project Office on May 2-3, 2017. WFOS is planned to be one of TMT’s first-light instruments, together with the Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). more »

TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Convenes in Pasadena

05.1.2017

A combination of face-to-face and remote participants attended the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on April 27 & 28, 2017, to develop science-based recommendations for the TMT International Observatory Board of Directors, which will hold its next quarterly meeting this month.  more »