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

Canada Becomes a Full Member of the Thirty Meter Telescope Project

05.19.2015

The TMT project is working toward building a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory at Maunakea in Hawaii, slated to see ‘first light’ in the 2020s, and the success of the... more »

Why We Are Building It: New Science Case for the Thirty Meter Telescope Highlights Major Areas of Discovery

05.07.2015

A new document describing the transformational science the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will enable has been released. TMT is a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory that will begin... more »

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... more »

Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

04.08.2015

Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that... more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Update and Background

04.06.2015

[Source - University of Hawaii News]: The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaii Island has prompted protests and media coverage. The... more »

Canada Commits Share of Funds for Thirty Meter Telescope
CBC News

04.06.2015

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces Canada will provide up to $243.5 million over 10 years for TMT. more »

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible Across TMT Partnership

04.02.2015

[Text courtesy of TMT and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory]: On April 4, 2015 a total lunar eclipse will be visible across the TMT partnership. The moon will be in total eclipse for about 5... more »

TMT Science Forum 2015: "Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT"

03.06.2015

TMT announces the 2015 Science Forum titled “Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT.” The forum will be held June 23-25, 2015 at the American Association for the Advancement of... more »

TMT Scientists Discuss Serious Science and Classroom Fun During Journey Through the Universe 2015

02.28.2015

TMT will participate again at this year's Journey Through The Universe's Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom. more »

TMT Shakes Its Mirror

02.18.2015

During the week of January 26, 2015, the Thirty Meter Telescope performed a series of "shake tests" in El Segundo, California. A major earthquake was simulated to confirm that the telescope... more »