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

TMT International Observatory and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) Sign Agreement on Hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain

03.29.2017

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – Clearing a major milestone to construct and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in La Palma, Canary Islands, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) and... more »

2017 03 27: China's Ambitions in Astronomy and Space Science, the TMT Perspective. Speaker: Prof. Richard de Grijs, Kavli Inst. for Astronomy and Astrophysics

03.21.2017

  Announcing the next talk about science and engineering related to the Thirty Meter Telescope - TMTS series (Thirty Minutes (for) Talking Science) Speaker: Prof. Richard de Grijs, Kavli... more »

Bento Boxes and the Telescope Structure

03.20.2017

One of the joys of working on TMT is the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from amazing people all over the world, including Japan. International flights to Osaka land at Kansai airport,... more »

Crossing Continents, Making Mirrors

03.08.2017

Imagine trying to manufacture a primary mirror that is approximately 1/3 the size of an American football field. Doing so in one piece would prove very difficult. That’s why, for the Thirty... more »

TMT’s Tertiary Mirror Enters Production Stage

03.06.2017

PASADENA, CA – Last month, the Thirty Meter Telescope successfully completed the Test Results Review of the Telescope Tertiary Mirror (M3) Prototype. Chinese Academy of Sciences’... more »

2017 03 10: Overview and Construction Update of the LSST Observatory. Speaker: Dr. Chuck Claver (LSST Observatory).

03.02.2017

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Inside TMT, and Around the World, with Ravinder Bhatia

03.01.2017

The Thirty Meter Telescope is being designed and built by an international partnership of institutes and countries representing almost half the world’s total population.  more »

TMT Common Software Production Begins

02.27.2017

PASADENA, CA – Earlier this month, production of the TMT Common Software (CSW) was launched at ThoughtWorks Technologies in Pune, India. The TMT Project Office, the Indian TMT Coordination... more »

TMT’S Infrared Imaging Spectrograph IRIS Achieves Milestone

02.20.2017

PASADENA, CA – Design of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s IRIS (InfraRed Imaging Spectrograph), recently achieved a major milestone. The IRIS design team successfully completed the first of... more »

TMT’s Telescope Structure Final Subsystem Design Review Completed

02.06.2017

PASADENA, CA – In mid-December 2016, an international panel of reviewers met at the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) facility in Amagasaki, Japan, for the last of three final design... more »