Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

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TMT Background - Get the Facts

04.13.2015

TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a listing of some balanced news stories. The site can be accessed at: www.MaunakeaandTMT.org. more »

Video: Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit in Hilo
Big Island Video News

07.23.2015

The third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit is taking place in Hilo this week. Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries are gathering at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering. The United States is represented by eight students and three teachers from St. Joseph School, Kealakehe High School, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawai?i. An additional 15 high school students and five teachers from Canada, China, India and Japan are also participating. more »

From around the World, High School Students Gather in Hilo to Learn from Local Scientists and Engineers, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

07.20.2015

Hilo, HI (July 17, 2015) – Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo this weekend for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering. The United States is represented by eight students and three teachers from St. Joseph School, Kealakehe High School, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawai?i. more »

Canadian Federal Government announces $70 million award to Dynamic Structures for supply of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure

07.2.2015

[From Empire Industries ; VANCOUVER] - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced on June 30 that Dynamic Structures, a division of Empire Industries Ltd., will receive up to $70 million to build the precision-ste more »

TMT Cuts Short First Day of Construction Restart For Safety Reasons

06.24.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “This is a difficult day for Hawaii and TMT. As we attempted to begin our work today, we were met by protests that regrettably resulted in some arrests. Boulders blocked our access to the construction site and the Department of Land and Natural Resources deemed it unsafe for us to proceed. For the safety of our team, we made the decision to bring them off the mountain and we are planning to resume when the issue... more »

TMT Partners Agree to Restart Construction of Telescope Project

06.20.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “After more than two months of consultation, education, and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that the TMT International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the morning of Wednesday, June 24. more »