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

Hawaii Third Circuit Court Upholds TMT Conservation District Use Permit

04.04.2014

Judge Greg Nakamura of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii ruled in favor of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Wednesday, upholding an approval by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR... more »

University Approves Lease for Largest Telescope
West Hawaii Today

02.21.2014

The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to sublease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of the world’s largest optical telescope. The Board of Regents voted 15 to 1 to approve subleasing the land atop the Big Island volcano for the Thirty Meter Telescope. The university leases summit land, which hosts about a dozen telescopes in total, from the state. more »

TMT and "Journey through the Universe" 2014

02.11.2014

Join TMT at the Journey through the Universe 10th anniversary celebration in association with ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s 8th annual Family Science Day on Sunday, March 9, 2014. This... more »

The State of the State and TMT

01.22.2014

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie gave his State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 21. In his remarks, Governor Abercrombie discussed astronomy in Hawaii and the role of TMT. more »

TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone on The Colbert Report

12.04.2013

On December 3, 2013, TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone appeared on The Colbert Report. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal from Stephen "Tiberius" Colbert and talked about... more »

GEMS in Hawaii

11.22.2013

Over three hundred fifth grade girls from the west side of Hawaii Island gathered in Kona on November 14 for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science, or GEMS, event. more »

One World, One Universe, One Dream - TMT in China

10.23.2013

The TMT Collaborative Board of Directors met in Beijing, China this week. The Board meets quarterly and this marks the first time the Board has gathered in China. Guests included several Chinese... more »

International Science Development Teams - Call for Applications

10.19.2013

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has instituted International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). These have been established to foster scientific collaboration... more »

TMT Science and Instrumentation Workshop: 'Astronomy in the TMT Era'

08.26.2013

TMT-Japan announces a two-day workshop, Astronomy in the TMT Era, in Tokyo, Japan, October 16-17, 2013. more »

First Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit a Success - Hilo Hosted High School Students from China, Japan, India, Canada and Hawaii Island

08.24.2013

The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by TMT and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought... more »