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

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

07.28.2014

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island... more »

Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

07.19.2014

[PAES/Imiloa, Hilo, HI] The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high... more »

TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada

06.09.2014

[CASCA - Quebec City, Canada] The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly - a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope - at the 2014 annual meeting of... more »

TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s

05.06.2014

TMT and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on July 17-19, 2014. more »

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 »