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

Thirty Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program


The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2016... more »

2016 06 02: "TBD." by Dr. David Ciardi


Speaker: Dr. David Ciardi, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute more »

TMT Scientists Participating in Annual “Journey Through The Universe” To Discuss Science Fun In Classroom


TMT scientists and staff will team up again with others from the local astronomy industry in bringing science to Big Island students next week as part of the “Journey Through The Universe... more »

The TMT Project—Utilizing Canon's World-leading Optics Technologies


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project focuses on the design and construction of a giant 30-meter aperture optical telescope near the top of Maunakea on the island of Hawaii, with operations set to begin in 2022. Canon is contributing to this massive project to unlock the mysteries of the cosmos with its cutting-edge optics technologies. more »

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Robot to Manage 492 Segment Mirrors of Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea
Mitsubishi Electric


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has completed a prototype robot for its segment-handling system (SHS) designed to replace the 492 segment mirrors comprising the 30-meter primary mirror of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT®) that is planned to be built on Mauna Kea in the U.S. state of Hawaii. more »

Statement from TMT Regarding Recent Board Meeting


The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the future of TMT on Maunakea. To follow is a statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »

Hawaii News Now Commentary: Local Connection


"It has been nearly three months since the state Supreme Court halted construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and then ruled the permit invalid. more »

2016 TMT Science Forum


The annual TMT Science Forum gathers members of the international astronomical community to meet, collaborate, and plan for future TMT science programs. It is the premier opportunity to learn about... more »

TMT Science Advisory Committee meeting


Nearly 50 participants of TMT’s Science Ad more »

Akamai Workforce Initiative has opened the application process for its 2016 Akamai summer internship program


Akamai Workforce Initiative has opened the application process for its 2016 Akamai summer internship program. Program dates are set from June 12-August 12, starting with a 4-day Preparatory Course... more »