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

Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory


One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT’s mirror... more »

2017 05 12: Can TMT Image Habitable Planets? Speaker: Dr. Olivier Guyon, SCExAO Project Scientist


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TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) Review


Pasadena, CA (May --, 2017) – The TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) team held a key review at the TMT Project Office on May 2-3, 2017. WFOS is planned to be one of TMT’s first-... more »

TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Convenes in Pasadena


A combination of face-to-face and remote participants attended the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on April 27 & 28, 2017, to develop science-... more »

Primary Mirror Blanks Qualified and Accepted by TMT


April 24, 2017 Pasadena, CA - The TMT project has accepted 72 mirror blanks produced by OHARA, a Japanese optical glass manufacturer in Sagamihara near Tokyo, and polished by CANON Inc., under the... more »

Poll: On key controversial issues, Hawaii not as divided as it appears
Hawaii News Now


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A new poll sheds light on some of the most controversial issues facing the state, and shows opinions aren’t as divided as some might think. The survey looked at public opinions on short-term vacation rentals, the Thirty-Meter Telescope, and death with dignity. When it comes to the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, 72 percent of likely voters said they supported it. more »

India’s Devasthal Telescope


In the Himalayan foothills near Naintal, India, stands the largest single-mirror optical telescope in Asia: India’s new Devasthal Telescope, designed and built under the joint leadership of the... more »

Offshore S2 E3: The Astronomers


The Offshore podcast, recently spoke to Dr Stone for their episode called "The Astronomers" here's an excerpt from the episode page, have a listen to the podcast at the links below. more »

2017 Preparing TMT Future Science and Technology Leaders: an annual workshop for graduate students and postdocs


Tuesday, August 22 through Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California, USA more »

TMT International Observatory and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) Sign Agreement on Hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – Clearing a major milestone to construct and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in La Palma, Canary Islands, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) and... more »