Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

News Center

In the News: 2010

A collection of news publications that have recently featured TMT.

Thirty Meter Telescope hearing tonight, tomorrow on Big Island
Big Island Video News


The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold public hearings tonight at the county council room in Hilo and tomorrow at the Natural Energy Lab in Kona, on a conservation district use application for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve. more »

TMT hearings slated in Hilo, Kona
Hawaii 24/7


The state of Hawaii has scheduled two public hearings in December to gather input on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope. more »

A video interview with Jerry Nelson: giant telescope design
SPIE Website


The segmented-mirror telescope pioneer talks about the challenges and innovations of designing the Keck and Thirty Meter Telescope mirrors. more »

Proponent Push TMT Benefits
West Hawaii Today


The scientists and backers of the Thirty Meter Telescope want the Big Island community working at, and benefiting from, the planned astronomy study site, a representative said Tuesday. more »

TMT Gets by Hurdle
Tribune Herald


The Application to build a Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is a good one, the Mauna Kea Management Board decided Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus. more »

Northern California Scientists Helping Lead Project To Build World's Biggest Telescope
Quest: KQED


Scientists from the University of California are working with a team of international researchers on one of the most high-profile science projects of this decade: an effort to construct the largest telescope on Earth. more »

University of Hawaii Approves Giant Telescope
The Huffington Post


The University of Hawaii Board of Regents unanimously approved a plan Monday to build the world's largest telescope at Mauna Kea's summit. more »

UH Board of Regents approves Thirty Meter Telescope Project on Mauna Kea
UH Press Release


At a special meeting held today, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents (BOR) voted to approve the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project on Mauna Kea with the recommended conditions of the Mauna Kea Management Board (MKMB). TMT is expected to be the world’s most advanced and capable astronomical observatory. more »

Hawaii Governor Ends China Mission with TMT Talk
Big Island Video News


Governor Linda Lingle continued to market Hawai‘i in Beijing while meeting with executives of the Tian Wei Group to discuss future collaboration in clean and renewable energy development. Governor Lingle provided a history of the telescope project [TMT], including the competition between Mauna Kea and the Cerro Armazones in Chile for the final build site. The Governor specifically acknowledged University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng, in attendance at the banquet, who played a pivotal role in Hawai‘i being chosen as the site for this [...] project. more »

Out of this World
Inside Pennsylvantia


Charles Blue has gone far since graduating from Shikellamy High School in 1983. But the assignment the former Sunbury resident is immersed in these days is out of this world. more »