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Titanic Thirty Meter Telescope Will See Deep Space More Clearly (Wired) Nov. 17 , 2009

Telescope Seeks Builders (Hawaii Tribune-Herald) Sept. 29, 2009

Biggest, Baddest Optical Telescope Finds Home Atop a Hawaiian Volcano
(Popular Science) July 22 , 200

Excitement, disappointment over TMT decision
(Hawaii Tribune-Herald) July 22 , 2009

Build the TMT on Mauna Kea
(Hawaii Tribune Herald) June 21 , 2009

Adaptive Optics Key Component Passes Critical Test
(Laser Focus World) April 21 , 2009

Scientists team up with B.C. firm to build biggest-ever optical telescope
(CBC News) April 20 , 2009

Dome Big Dome: Giant Observatories Augur New Era of Cosmology
(Scientific American) February 24, 2009

In a Big Year for Telescopes, Much Peering Into Wallets
(Washington Post) January 14, 2009


Planning instrumentation for the Thirty Meter Telescope
(SPIE) November 25, 2008

E Aha 'Ia Ana 'O Maunakea? What will become of Maunakea?
(Ka Wai Ola: The Living Water of Oha) November 2008

Mauna Key is not for sale: Telescope discussion has economy, technology at odds
(Hawaii Tribune-Herald) October 15, 2008

First, scope it out
(Hawaii Tribune-Herald) October 10, 2008

Environmental statement needed for $1B telescope
(Honolulu Star Bulletin) October 10, 2008

Le géant de l'astronomie sera construit à Hawaï ou au Chili
May 21, 2008

Eligen zona del desierto chileno para instalación de telescopio de 30 metros May 21, 2008

En Chile podría instalarse ''Telescopio de Treinta Metros'' May 21, 2008

The Thirty Meter Telescope Project: Opening the Next
Generation of Giant Optical/Infrared Telescopes: Caltech Jan 2008

May 2, 2008

New Technologies Fuel Powerful Telescope Race
(Red Orbit) April 24, 2008

The Bookshelf talks with Harry Collins
(American Scientist) April 1, 2008

AURA Selects David Silva as New Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory
(National Optical Astronomy Observatory) March 31, 2008

Eyes As Big As The Sky (pdf)
Three teams are racing each other to bild the next generation of telescopes that would dramattically dwarf the largest on Earth today. (Nature) March 13, 2008

In the Shadow of a Giant
By Scott Kardel
The TMT will have almost 36 times the light-gathering power of the Hale Telescope and will push astronomy into a new era of giant telescopes.
February 22, 2008

Stargazers Pierce Hawaii's Heavens, Unravel Time, Curse Snow ( January 30, 2008

Mauna Kea still a candidate
Organizers of the 300 million 'Thirty-Meter Telescope' remain silent on its location. The planners of the world's largest optical telescope remain silent on where they plan to build it. Mauna Kea remains one of the five "candidate sites," along with a mountain in Mexico and three in Chile, for what's now being called the "Thirty-Meter Telescope." January 2, 2008


Largest ever telescope gets $200m to proceed ( December 14, 2007

A Big Step Toward a Big Telescope (Sky & Telescope) December 13, 2007

The Largest Telescope of the World in Antofagasta (El Mercurio de Antofagasta) [pdf] December 13, 2007

Private funds raise hopes for giant telescope (Nature News) [pdf] December 13, 2007

Private donation of 200 million dollars makes 30-meter telescope a reality! (The Cosmic Mirror) December 9, 2007

Intel's co-founder donates $200M to build giant telescope ( December 7, 2007

Intel founder gives $200 mln to build world's largest telescope (People's Daily Online) December 7, 2007

Gift to Fund World’s Largest Telescope (The Daily Californian) December 7, 2007

Intel founder gives $200 million to build world's largest telescope (Los Angeles Times) December 6, 2007

Intel's Moore Gives $200 Million to Build Telescope (Bloomberg) December 6, 2007

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Commits $200 Million Support for Thirty-Meter Telescope (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) December 5, 2007

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Commits $200 Million Support for Thirty-Meter Telescope (UC press release) December 5, 2007

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Commits $200 Million Support for Thirty-Meter Telescope (Caltech Press Release) December 5, 2007

Too Much Telescope
By Shawn James Leavey (Big Island Weekly) November 7, 2007

Long time no see (The Boston Globe) November 5, 2007

Thirty-Meter Telescope Project Receives $15 Million from Moore Foundation (Moore Foundation Press Release) September 19, 2007

Thirty-Meter Telescope Project Receives $15 Million from Moore Foundation (UC Press Release) September 19, 2007

If I Had A Million Dollars, I'd Buy A Scope August 22, 2007

Thirty-Meter Telescope Project Receives $15 Million from Moore Foundation (Caltech Press Release) August 20, 2007

UCI hosting world's top astronomers today, OCRegister - Orange County, CA July 25, 2007

Distant galaxies thought to be oldest ever seen, Pasadena Star News July 18, 2007

Keck observatory sees universe's infancy, The Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii) July 17, 2007

TMT Talk in La Segunda, Santiago (pdf) July 6, 2007

Dave Silva interview in LA TERCERA, Santiago
(pdf) July 6, 2007

Mauna Kea still in running for TMT April 12, 2007

New vision for Mauna Kea, The Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii)
January 21, 2007



The Argus eyes of stargazing; Astronomy, The Economist
December 23, 2006

Artificial star to shine over, guide Palomar Observatory, North County Times December 2, 2006

Lick Observatory gets new director, Santa Cruz Sentinel
October 28, 2006

UC appoints Michael Bolte director of UC Observatories/Lick Observatory, UC Santa Cruz Press Release October 27, 2006

Extremely Large Telescope could reveal secrets of life, the universe and everything, The Guardian August 5, 2006

Europe plans giant eye on the sky, news service July 20, 2006

Grandiose Caltech telescope in sight, Daily Bulletin June 12, 2006

Un oeil géant pour explorer le ciel, Le Figaro (Google Translation from French) June 7, 2006

Listo el diseño de nuevo gran telescopio para Chile, El Mercurio, (en Español) June 2, 2006

Thirty Meter Telescope Passes Conceptual Design Review
The detailed design for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) developed by a U.S.-Canadian team is capable of delivering on the full promise of its enormous light-collecting area, according to the findings of an independent panel of experts.
June 1, 2006

Canada's big space shot, Toronto Star May 14, 2006

UCI researcher honored, The Orange County Register April 6, 2006

El norte albergará un megatelescopio, El Mercurio, (en Español) March 27, 2006

Starstruck, Edge Magazine, Winter, 2006

NASA budget cut imperils Mauna Kea project, Honolulu Advertiser, February 10, 2006

UVic on board space-scope mission, Victoria Times Colonist
February 2, 2006

UVic Engineers Work On World’s Largest Telescope, University of Victoria Press Release February 1, 2006

Big Science in a Small Country, January 20, 2006

Lincoln native helping design world’s biggest telescope, Lincoln Journal Star January 3, 2006



Monster Scope to Dwarf Rivals, Wired News November 21, 2005

Mauna Kea one of the contenders in competition for super scope, KPUA Hawaii News November 3, 2005

Super scope may go to Mauna Kea, The Honolulu Advertiser November 2, 2005

Look to the stars, Pasadena Star-News October 23, 2005

TMT Scientists, Engineers Gather in Aspen, Caltech Today
September, 2005

The Next Generation of Ground Astronomy, R&D Magazine
September, 2005


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