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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 »

Edge Magazine


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


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 »