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In the News: 2006

A collection of news publications that have recently featured TMT.

New vision for Mauna Kea
The Honolulu Advertiser


UH wants to streamline astronomy by tearing down older domes. more »

The Argus eyes of stargazing
The Economist


Ever larger telescopes are planned to study the heavens in ever more detail, but with a twist. more »

UC appoints Michael Bolte director of UC Observatories/Lick Observatory
UC Santa Cruz Press Release


The University of California has appointed Michael Bolte, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, as the director of UC Observatories/Lick Observatory (UCO/Lick). more »

Artificial star to shine over, guide Palomar Observatory
North County Times


In February, astronomers at Palomar Observatory expect to create an artificial star in the Earth's upper atmosphere. more »

Extremely Large Telescope could reveal secrets of life, the universe and everything
The Guardian


Is anybody out there? New instrument would increase chances of finding other Earth-like planets. more »

Un oeil géant pour explorer le ciel
Le Figaro


L'observation de planètes similaires à la Terre devrait bientôt être possible. more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Passes Conceptual Design Review


The detailed design for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) developed by a U.S.-Canadian team is capable of delivering on the full promise of its enormous light-collecting area, according to the findings of an independent panel of experts. more »

UCI researcher honored
The Orange County Register


UCI cosmologist Elizabeth Barton has become a member of the advisory committee that will develop scientific goals for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope. more »

UVic on board space-scope mission
Victoria Times Colonist


Scientists at the University of Victoria are doing their part to probe deeper into space than ever before through an ambitious North America-wide project aimed at developing the world's largest telescope. more »

UVic Engineers Work On World’s Largest Telescope
University of Victoria Press Release


Colin Bradley, left, and Rodolphe Conan working on the test bench. A minuscule, flexible mirror not much bigger than an eye pupil now being tested by University of Victoria engineers will one day help astronomers peer at distant galaxies and watch stars being born. more »