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Press Releases: 2013

A collection of recent TMT press releases.

TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone on The Colbert Report


On December 3, 2013, TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone appeared on The Colbert Report. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal from Stephen "Tiberius" Colbert and talked about... more »

GEMS in Hawaii


Over three hundred fifth grade girls from the west side of Hawaii Island gathered in Kona on November 14 for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science, or GEMS, event. more »

One World, One Universe, One Dream - TMT in China


The TMT Collaborative Board of Directors met in Beijing, China this week. The Board meets quarterly and this marks the first time the Board has gathered in China. Guests included several Chinese... more »

International Science Development Teams - Call for Applications


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has instituted International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). These have been established to foster scientific collaboration... more »

TMT Science and Instrumentation Workshop: 'Astronomy in the TMT Era'


TMT-Japan announces a two-day workshop, Astronomy in the TMT Era, in Tokyo, Japan, October 16-17, 2013. more »

First Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit a Success - Hilo Hosted High School Students from China, Japan, India, Canada and Hawaii Island


The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by TMT and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought... more »

Scientific Authorities Sign the TMT Master Agreement


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project announces today that all of the scientific authorities of the TMT partners have signed a Master Agreement. The Master Agreement document establishes a formal... more »

Pacific Astronomy and Education Summit Slated Next Month in Hilo


To foster global collaboration in science, engineering and education, the Thirty Meter Telescope and the County of Hawaii are co-sponsoring a 4-day international education summit from July 23 through... more »

Japan Signals Commitment to the TMT Project


In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project's five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation... more »

2013 Akamai Observatory Career Exploration Looking for West Hawaii High School Students


TMT, in partnership Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) and Hawaii Community College, encourages high school students to sign up for this summer's Akamai Observatory Career Exploration session, offered... more »

TMT Takes Step Towards Construction after Approval by the Board of Land and Natural Resources


Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island. The Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) announced that... more »

Engaging the U.S. Astronomy Community - NSF Awards Partnership-Planning Grant to TMT


Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a cooperative agreement to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation to explore a potential partnership between the organizations.... more »