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

TMT Scientists Discuss Serious Science and Classroom Fun During Journey Through the Universe 2015

02.28.2015

TMT will participate again at this year's Journey Through The Universe's Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom. more »

TMT Shakes Its Mirror

02.17.2015

During the week of January 26, 2015, the Thirty Meter Telescope performed a series of "shake tests" in El Segundo, California. A major earthquake was simulated to confirm that the telescope... more »

THINK Fund at the Pauahi Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Available

02.13.2015

The THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund application at the Pauahi Foundation opened on February 4, 2015. This is a new, multi-year scholarship fund for the Pauahi Foundation. more »

TMT Open House at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting

12.30.2014

TMT will host an Open House at the annual American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA on Monday, 5 January, at 5:30 pm, in room 6B. more »

Hawaii's Astronomy Sector Brought an Economic Impact of $168 million in 2012
Pacific Business News

12.23.2014

Hawaii's astronomy sector generated a statewide economic impact of $168 million in 2012, and the Big Island was the major beneficiary, researchers at the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization have discovered. Using the latest available numbers, UHERO reported $88 million in astronomy-related expenditures in 2012, with $58 million of the spending and $92 million of the economic impact on the Big Island, where most of the state's telescopes are located. more »

Call for New Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams

12.18.2014

The second annual call for new members of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) is now open. The ISDTs are organized around eight science themes, from our... more »

India Joins the Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member

12.02.2014

Today in New Delhi, officials of the government of India signed documents establishing the country as a full partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. An international collaboration of... more »

TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund - $1 Million Annually to Benefit Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM Disciplines

11.13.2014

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has launched THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and to... more »

Pasadena Power - Business Manager Phil Lindquist Painting Featured in Exhibition

11.10.2014

A painting by TMT International Observatory Business Manager Phil Lindquist was selected for the "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV" exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. The... more »

On-Site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii; Watch Worldwide by Webcast

10.02.2014

On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. more »