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

Akamai Internship Program Announces Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo, Waimea, Maui and Pasadena

07.30.2015

[From UC Akamai Workforce Initiative] - The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program announces its Student Internship Symposiums in Hilo on Wednesday August 5 from 9 am to 11:30 am at... more »

Video: Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit in Hilo
Big Island Video News

07.23.2015

The third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit is taking place in Hilo this week. Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries are gathering at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering. The United States is represented by eight students and three teachers from St. Joseph School, Kealakehe High School, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawai?i. An additional 15 high school students and five teachers from Canada, China, India and Japan are also participating. more »

From around the World, High School Students Gather in Hilo to Learn from Local Scientists and Engineers, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

07.20.2015

Hilo, HI (July 17, 2015) – Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo this weekend for an... more »

Canadian Federal Government announces $70 million award to Dynamic Structures for supply of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure

07.02.2015

[From Empire Industries ; VANCOUVER] - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced on June 30 that Dynamic Structures, a division of Empire Industries Ltd., will receive up... more »

TMT Cuts Short First Day of Construction Restart For Safety Reasons

06.24.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “This is a difficult day for Hawaii and TMT. As we attempted to begin our work today, we were met by protests that... more »

TMT Partners Agree to Restart Construction of Telescope Project

06.20.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “After more than two months of consultation, education, and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that... more »

TMT Partners Commit to Helping Hawaii's Youth Reach for the Stars

06.10.2015

 PASADENA, CALIF – Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »

China Student Wins Special TMT Award at 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

06.09.2015

As part of its commitment to invest in the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project awarded a special grand prize at the recent 2015 Intel International... more »

UH Implementation Plan for Improved Stewardship of Maunakea

06.01.2015

[From University of Hawaii] - Statement from UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney: Over the past months the University of Hawaii has received substantial input regarding... more »

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii to End Operations

05.28.2015

[From Caltech Submillimeter Observatory] - After almost 29 years, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will end operations of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) in Hawaii in... more »