Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's Next-Generation Observatory
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Explore the latest news, events and announcements from the TMT International Observatory

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May 15th, 2019 • Press Coverage
TMT Hoping to add to new discoveries made atop Maunakea
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May 10th, 2019 • News
TMT Featured at the Mega Science Nationwide Roadshow in India
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May 9th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Reaching for the Stars: Astronomy’s Lifting Impact on Hawaii
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May 9th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Catch the science bug at India’s first global expo at Nehru Centre
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May 8th, 2019 • Press Coverage
A look at TMT’s potential economic impact on Hawaii’s Island economy
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April 23rd, 2019 • Press Coverage
Please support TMT, Astronomy
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April 15th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Vídeo Entrevista con Gelys Trancho
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April 15th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Video Interview with Gelys Trancho
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March 4th, 2019 • News
Great Progress Made on the India TMT Optical Fabrication Facility
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February 26th, 2019 • News
Dr. G.C. Anupama Becomes First Woman to Lead the Astronomical Society of India
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February 19th, 2019 • News
Contract Signed for TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Production
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February 5th, 2019 • Press Coverage
From this year, India set to manufacture key components for largest ground-based observ...
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January 28th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Applications for STEM internships due Feb. 14
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January 23rd, 2019 • News
Design and Status of TMT presented at the University of California, San Diego
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January 15th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Hawaii students have IDEAS for a STEM Workforce
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December 19th, 2018 • News
Broadening Participation in Future Telescopes
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October 30th, 2018 • News
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit
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October 11th, 2018 • News
TMT Executive Software Successfully Passes First Phase of Preliminary Design Review
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October 4th, 2018 • News
W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant To Develop Next-Generation Adaptive Optics System
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September 10th, 2018 • News
The TMT Primary Mirror System Successfully Passes Final Design Review

What is TMT?

The Thirty Meter Telescope is a new class of extremely large telescopes that will allow us to see deeper into space and observe cosmic objects with unprecedented sensitivity.

What will TMT Explore?

TMT will be a unique tool for probing many outstanding open questions in astronomy.

Who is building TMT?

The Thirty Meter Telescope is being designed and developed by the TMT International Observatory LLC (TIO).

Our Story So Far...

The Board of the Thirty Meter Telescope selected Maunakea in July 2009 after a rigorous five-year campaign spanning the entire globe that measured virtually every atmospheric feature that might affect the performance of the telescope.

Latest From TMT

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TMT Featured at the Mega Science Nationwide Roadshow in India
May 10th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

On May 08 2019, the India TMT team presented the TMT pavilion at “Vigyan Samagam”, the first global science exhibition in Mumbai. A scaled, animated model of the Thirty Meter Telescope, a gallery of posters, and informational material have been created for public outreach.

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Great Progress Made on the India TMT Optical Fabrication Facility
March 4th, 2019 TMT Partner News

The India TMT Optical Fabrication Facility (ITOFF), being constructed at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics campus in Hosakote, near Bengaluru, is rapidly approaching completion. The world-class optical facility was built by India-TMT as part of its contribution to the TMT partnership.

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Dr. G.C. Anupama Becomes First Woman to Lead the Astronomical Society of India
February 26th, 2019 TMT Partner News

Professor G.C. Anupama has become the first woman ever elected president of the Astronomical Society of India, the main association of Indian professional astronomers.

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Contract Signed for TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Production
February 19th, 2019 TMT Partner News

Pasadena, CA – February 6, 2019 – The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), on behalf of India TMT, recently signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to manufacture 100 Segment Support Assemblies (SSA) for the TMT. L&T is one of the largest leading construction engineering companies in India.

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Design and Status of TMT presented at the University of California, San Diego
January 23rd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Dr. Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Associate Project Manager, visited the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In Ravinder's astrophysics seminar, he presented an overview and status update of the TMT Project.