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Press Releases: 2016

A collection of recent TMT press releases.

TMT Segment-Handling Robot Receives National Award

11.15.2016

PASADENA, CA – A segment-handling robot developed in Japan for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has received the 2016 Good Design Award. more »

Statement Regarding Selection of Alternate Site for TMT

10.31.2016

The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the progress of TMT in Hawaii and to consider potential alternate sites. To follow is a statement from Henry Yang, Chair... more »

Dynamic Structures is awarded $10 million contract award for final design phase of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure

08.10.2016

[From Empire Industries Ltd.] - Empire Industries Ltd. today announced that its Dynamic Structures division has been awarded a contract from Canadian Commercial Corporation for the final design and... more »

Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction

08.03.2016

HILO, HAWAII - The results of a new scientific poll show Hawaii Island residents support the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The public opinion poll conducted in... more »

THINK Fund at Pauahi Foundation Awards $194,000 in Scholarships to Hawaii Island Students

08.01.2016

2016 Pauahi THINK Fund Scholars—Diverse, Creative and Courageous more »

From Around the World to Japan: Discussions of the Future for TMT

07.12.2016

In May 2016, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan were gathering places for TMT-related scientists, engineers, educators and public communications experts from around the world to discuss and plan the future for... more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Receives Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pualu Award for Community Education

06.28.2016

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Thirty Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program

05.24.2016

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2016... more »

TMT Scientists Participating in Annual “Journey Through The Universe” To Discuss Science Fun In Classroom

03.02.2016

TMT scientists and staff will team up again with others from the local astronomy industry in bringing science to Big Island students next week as part of the “Journey Through The Universe... more »

Statement from TMT Regarding Recent Board Meeting

02.11.2016

The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the future of TMT on Maunakea. To follow is a statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »

$100,000 IN THINK FUND AT HCF SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDING AVAILABLE Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM College Degrees Encouraged To Apply

01.26.2016

PASADENA, CALIF (January 25, 2016) – THINK Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) Scholarship applications are currently being accepted through HCF's common online scholarship application... more »