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A collection of recent TMT press releases and articles featuring TMT.

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... 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... more »

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

10.02.2014

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... 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... 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... more »

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

07.27.2014

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island... more »

Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

07.19.2014

[PAES/Imiloa, Hilo, HI] The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high... more »

TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada

06.09.2014

[CASCA - Quebec City, Canada] The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly - a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope - at the 2014 annual meeting of... more »

TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s

05.06.2014

TMT and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on July 17-19, 2014. more »