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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

12.31.2006

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

The Argus eyes of stargazing
The Economist

12.22.2006

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

12.12.2006

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

12.01.2006

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

08.04.2006

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

06.06.2006

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

Thirty Meter Telescope Passes Conceptual Design Review
SpaceRef.com

05.31.2006

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

04.05.2006

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

Starstruck
Edge Magazine

02.01.2006

Roberto Abraham doesn't mind telling you about his plans to cheat. The winner of a 2005 Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada isn't conspiring to do anything reckless… more »

UVic on board space-scope mission
Victoria Times Colonist

02.01.2006

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 »