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Feature Stories: 2012

A collection of recent TMT feature stories.

Monitoring Io’s Insane Volcanic Activity from the Comfort of Earth

10.15.2012

Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious... more »

7 Billion Light-Years, and 10 Years Later – Meeting in Beijing

08.30.2012

From an article for "Inquiries of Heaven" ( Supplementary Issue ) - the daily newspaper for the IAU 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China, By Zhiying Huo (NAOC): Almost 10 years ago, I... more »

Astronomers Are Ready to Celebrate

08.30.2012

From an article for "Inquiries of Heaven" ( Issue No. 10 ) - the daily newspaper for the IAU 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China: It’s been a long two weeks of talks, plenary... more »

Thirty Meter Telescope - An International Collaboration

08.29.2012

From an overview article for "Inquiries of Heaven" (Issue No. 8 ) - the daily newspaper for the IAU 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China: The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) represents the... more »

Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

06.14.2012

India’s Minister of External Affairs Shri S.M. Krishna and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2012, for the third annual U.S.-India Strategic... more »

Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn

06.12.2012

A team of astronomers including Dr. Masanori Iye (TMT Board member & National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Takatoshi Shibuya (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan), Dr.... more »

Putting the Camera on TMT at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

06.05.2012

On April 28-29, 2012 TMT participated in the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Over 100,000 visitors enjoyed interactive... more »

TMT Submits Proposal to NSF for Partnership Planning

04.16.2012

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has submitted a funding proposal today to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan a potential partnership between the organizations. more »

Discovering New Frontiers in Astronomy with TMT/IRMS

02.24.2012

With the commissioning of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) later this decade, a new era in observational astronomy will begin. more »

Stunning Breakthrough for Gemini Telescope Points Way for Thirty Meter Telescope

01.05.2012

Ground-based astronomy has taken a big leap forward today as the Gemini South telescope unveiled the first ultra-sharp image produced using a next-generation adaptive optics system. The Thirty Meter... more »