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Feature Stories: 2011

A collection of recent TMT feature stories.

TMT Director in Japan Receives Toray Gold Medal


Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize. more »

Transforming our Understanding of the Universe with the Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)


The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is a key early light instrument for TMT. IRIS has an infrared camera that will exploit the best image quality available from TMT, and a versatile integral... more »

International Colloquium on the Thirty Meter Telescope


Special Event of the International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011 – As part of the 4th International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging (ISPDI... more »

The Most Distant and Earliest Galaxies


The first stars and tiny galaxies formed about 150-300 million years after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago. They were the seeds that led to today’s myriad galaxies, including our own Milky... more »