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A collection of recent TMT feature stories.

From Around the World to Japan: Discussions of the Future for TMT

07.12.2016

In May 2016, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan were gathering places for TMT-related scientists, engineers, educators and public communications experts from around the world to discuss and plan the future for... more »

Why We Are Building It: New Science Case for the Thirty Meter Telescope Highlights Major Areas of Discovery

05.07.2015

A new document describing the transformational science the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will enable has been released. TMT is a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory that will begin... more »

TMT Background - Get the Facts

04.13.2015

TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a listing of some balanced... more »

Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

04.08.2015

Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that... more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Update and Background

04.06.2015

[Source - University of Hawaii News]: The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaii Island has prompted protests and media coverage. The... more »

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible Across TMT Partnership

04.02.2015

[Text courtesy of TMT and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory]: On April 4, 2015 a total lunar eclipse will be visible across the TMT partnership. The moon will be in total eclipse for about 5... more »

TMT Science Forum 2015: "Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT"

03.06.2015

TMT announces the 2015 Science Forum titled “Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT.” The forum will be held June 23-25, 2015 at the American Association for the Advancement of... more »

TMT Shakes Its Mirror

02.18.2015

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 »

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 »

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 »