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

2017 08 24: Radio interferometer Projects to TMT with quest for Planet. Speaker: Dr. Masao Saito


Announcing the next talk about science and engineering related to the Thirty Meter Telescope - TMTS series (Thirty Minutes (for) Talking Science) Speaker: Dr. Masao Saito, TMT-J Telescope Group... more »

Grace Under Pressure: TMT’s Rotating Enclosure


As I write this, the final design for TMT’s enclosure—a huge, moveable dome that will house the telescope—is nearing completion. A substantial portion of the final design has... more »

Akamai Internship Program Schedules Annual Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7


Hilo, HI — The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program will hold its Student Internship Symposiums on Hawaii Island in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7. Hawaii college... more »

Hawaii Hearings Officer Recommends Issuance of a State Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea


After nearly five months of evidentiary hearings, a former state Judge has recommended a key state permit be issued to the University of Hawaii to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on... more »

Statement Regarding Judge Riki Amano’s Recommendation


To follow is a joint statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board, and TIO Executive Director Ed Stone regarding Judge Riki Amano’s recommendation that the state Board... more »

Twenty-Nine 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 2017... more »

Meet TMT at the Annual Science Forum 2017: "Beyond First Light”


Pasadena, CA (July 20, 2017) – Calling all scientists, engineers, students, educators and astronomers! TMT will host its fifth annual TMT Science Forum from November 7-9, 2017, at the Infosys... more »

Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope Meeting Convenes


Tenerife, Wednesday (July 10, 2017) – The fifth edition of the Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope meeting (AO4ELT) was recently held in Puerto de la Cruz, in the Canary island of... more »

ThoughtWorks Team Gathers at TMT Project Office for Second Inception Meeting


Pasadena, CA (June 26, 2017) – The TMT Observatory Software team, the Indian TMT Coordination Center (ITCC), ThoughtWorks software engineers and remote participants in India and Germany... more »

Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility


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