Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

Recent News

Grace Under Pressure: TMT’s Rotating Enclosure


As I write this, the final design for TMT’s enclosure—a huge, moveable dome that will house the telescope—is nearing completion. A substantial portion of the final design has already been done, allowing for work to begin on the production readiness phase. more »

Akamai Internship Program Schedules Annual Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7


Hilo, HI — The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program will hold its Student Internship Symposiums on Hawaii Island in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7. Hawaii college interns will present their summer projects with a follow-up question and answer period. more »

Hawaii Hearings Officer Recommends Issuance of a State Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea


After nearly five months of evidentiary hearings, a former state Judge has recommended a key state permit be issued to the University of Hawaii to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea in Hawaii. more »

Twenty-Nine Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program


The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2017 summer internship program. more »

Meet TMT at the Annual Science Forum 2017: "Beyond First Light”


Pasadena, CA (July 20, 2017) – Calling all scientists, engineers, students, educators and astronomers! TMT will host its fifth annual TMT Science Forum from November 7-9, 2017, at the Infosys campus in Mysore, India. Registration is now open. more »

Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope Meeting Convenes


Tenerife, Wednesday (July 10, 2017) – The fifth edition of the Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope meeting (AO4ELT) was recently held in Puerto de la Cruz, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. more »