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Recent News

TMT’s Telescope Structure Final Subsystem Design Review Completed

02.6.2017

PASADENA, CA – In mid-December 2016, an international panel of reviewers met at the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) facility in Amagasaki, Japan, for the last of three final design review presentations for the Thirty Meter Telescope’s (TMT’s) telescope structure. more »

Common Software Design Approved for Production

02.1.2017

PASADENA, CA – On December 13-14, 2016, an international panel of reviewers met at the TMT project office in Pasadena for the Final Design Review of the Common Software (CSW) subsystem. more »

TMT Segment-Handling Robot Receives National Award

11.15.2016

PASADENA, CA – A segment-handling robot developed in Japan for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has received the 2016 Good Design Award. more »

STATEMENT REGARDING SELECTION OF ALTERNATE SITE FOR TMT

10.30.2016

The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the progress of TMT in Hawaii and to consider potential alternate sites. To follow is a statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »

Dynamic Structures is awarded $10 million contract award for final design phase of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure

08.9.2016

[From Empire Industries Ltd.] - Empire Industries Ltd. today announced that its Dynamic Structures division has been awarded a contract from Canadian Commercial Corporation for the final design and production readiness phases of the Thirty Meter Telescope enclosure. The contract is valued at approximately $10 million, and is expected to be completed over the next 20 months. more »

Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction

08.3.2016

HILO, HAWAII - The results of a new scientific poll show Hawaii Island residents support the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The public opinion poll conducted in July 2016 by Ward Research, Inc. shows that 60 percent of Big Island residents support moving ahead with construction of the TMT project, with 31 percent opposed. more »