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In the News: 2007

A collection of news publications that have recently featured TMT.

Largest ever telescope gets $200m to proceed
physicsworld.com

12.13.2007

The prospect of a ground-based telescope that can directly see extrasolar planets, the earliest stellar systems and the birth of distant galaxies is nearing reality. more »

A Big Step Toward a Big Telescope
Sky & Telescope

12.12.2007

Just about every amateur astronomer has wondered what it'd be like to have an even-bigger telescope — we call it "aperture envy" — and professional astronomers are no different. more »

The Largest Telescope of the World in Antofagasta
El Mercurio de Antofagasta

12.12.2007

200 millones de dólares considera construcción de enorme instrumenta de 30 metros. more »

Private funds raise hopes for giant telescope
Nature News

12.12.2007

Plans to build the world's largest optical telescope were jump-started with a 5 December announcement that a foundation set up by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty had given the California Institute of Technology and the University of California $200 million. more »

Private donation of 200 million dollars makes 30-meter telescope a reality!
The Cosmic Mirror

12.08.2007

The California Institute of Technology and the University of California have received a $200 million commitment over nine years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation toward the further development and construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT). more »

Intel founder gives $200 mln to build world's largest telescope
People's Daily Online

12.06.2007

Intel Corp. founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, have donated 200 million U.S. dollars to build the world's largest optical telescope, according to The Los Angeles Times on Thursday. more »

Intel's co-founder donates $200M to build giant telescope
ottawacitizen.com

12.06.2007

Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, will help build the world's largest telescope by giving $200 million U.S. to the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. more »

Gift to Fund World’s Largest Telescope
The Daily Californian

12.05.2007

The University of California and two other institutions will receive $200 million in funding from a Bay Area foundation to develop and construct what will be the world’s largest telescope. more »

Intel founder gives $200 million to build world's largest telescope
Los Angeles Times

12.05.2007

Intel Corp. founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, have donated $200 million to Caltech and the University of California for the construction of the world's largest optical telescope, with a mirror nearly 100 feet across and three times the size of the current record holder. more »

Intel's Moore Gives $200 Million to Build Telescope
Bloomberg.com

12.05.2007

Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, will help build the world's largest telescope by giving $200 million to the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. more »