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A collection of news publications that have recently featured TMT.

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 »

Video: MKMB OK on TMT
Big Island Video News


The Mauna Kea Management Board voted unanimously to approve the plan to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea on Wednesday, during a public meeting held at Hilo’s Imiloa Astronomy Center. more »

Engineering a New Window on the Universe
Today's Engineer


It’s easy to appreciate how science and fundamental research advance engineering. What’s less obvious, however, is that the opposite is also true; engineering and innovation advance scientific research. Nowhere is that more clear than in the development of what will be one of the world’s most powerful and sophisticated scientific instruments, the aptly named Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT. more »

TMT on Hawai'i Island
IFY Web Publication


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be the most capable and advanced observatory on Earth. Maunakea, as one of the world’s premier sites for astronomy, was selected as the future home for TMT. This is welcome news to most of the people we have met in Hawai‘i. And we have met a lot of people. In addition to our fourteen Environmental Impact Statement public meetings, which attracted hundreds of participants, we have had more than 200 one-on-one and small group “talk story” sessions with people from all walks of life in Hawai‘i. more »