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

Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility

06.13.2017

An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California. more »

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, pioneering designer of large telescopes, dies at age 73

06.13.2017

[From University of California - Santa Cruz] - Jerry Nelson, a pioneering astronomer known for his innovative designs for advanced telescopes, died June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 73. more »

TMT Communications and Information Systems Kick-off Meetings

06.07.2017

Pasadena, CA (May 25, 2017) – Managers and technical representatives of TMT and Sev1Tech Inc., an IT consulting firm, recently gathered at TMT’s Project Office for a detailed overview of... more »

Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory

05.18.2017

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

05.10.2017

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TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) Review

05.09.2017

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

05.01.2017

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

04.24.2017

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

04.18.2017

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

04.13.2017

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 »