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TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund - $1 Million Annually to Benefit Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM Disciplines

11.13.2014

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has launched THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and to become the workforce for higher paying science and technology jobs in Hawaii’s 21st century economy. more »

Pasadena Power - Business Manager Phil Lindquist Painting Featured in Exhibition

11.10.2014

A painting by TMT International Observatory Business Manager Phil Lindquist was selected for the "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV" exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. The painting, "Pasadena Power", oil 30" x 30", shows the view of a power plant across from the TMT Project Office. more »

On-Site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii; Watch Worldwide by Webcast

10.2.2014

On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. more »

India's Participation in TMT Approved by the Union Cabinet

09.24.2014

[Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India] - The Union Cabinet of India chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA at a total cost of Rs. 1299.8 crores from 2014-23. more »

Thirty Meter Telescope US Community Survey

09.16.2014

The US TMT Science Working Group (SWG) would like your input on how you would use TMT for your scientific research. The SWG represents the US-at-large astronomical community in the TMT project, and is helping to develop a plan for possible future NSF participation in TMT. Please fill out this short survey by Monday, 6 October 2014. more »

A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

08.26.2014

[Adapted from an announcement from NAOJ] -  A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Konan University and the University of Hyogo in Japan, the University of Notre Dame, and New Mexico State University has used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope to discover a distant low-mass star, dubbed SDSS J0018-0939. This special star exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a... more »