On December 3, 2013, TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone appeared on The Colbert Report. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal from Stephen "Tiberius" Colbert and talked about "the significance of the ongoing Voyager 1 mission, from its launch in 1977 to its arrival in interstellar space." more »
Over three hundred fifth grade girls from the west side of Hawaii Island gathered in Kona on November 14 for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science, or GEMS, event. more »
The TMT Collaborative Board of Directors met in Beijing, China this week. The Board meets quarterly and this marks the first time the Board has gathered in China.
Guests included several Chinese officials, including Xu Guanhua, the former Minister of Science and Technology, Cao Guoying, the Vice Director General for the Department of Basic Research and Xu Ruiming, Director General of the Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education, Chinese Academy of Sciences. more »
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has instituted International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). These have been established to foster scientific collaboration across the TMT partnership and beyond, into the broader astronomical community. The ISDTs will provide scientific input and feedback to the TMT project, stimulate scientific planning for future observing programs using TMT, and help build connections between TMT and the international astronomical... more »
TMT-Japan announces a two-day workshop, Astronomy in the TMT Era, in Tokyo, Japan, October 16-17, 2013. more »
The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by TMT and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought together high school students and educators from China, Japan, India, Canada and the Big Island for four days of intense learning and interaction. more »