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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April 15th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Video Interview with Gelys Trancho
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April 15th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Vídeo Entrevista con Gelys Trancho
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March 11th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
TMT团队访谈:刘凤川的采访视频
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March 11th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Video Interview with Fengchuan Liu
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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 6th, 2019
Happy Chinese New Year From TMT Feb.2019
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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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February 4th, 2019 • Associate Project Manager Blog
Video Interview with Warren Skidmore
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December 20th, 2018 • Photograph
2018 TMT Science Forum Participants
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January 28th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Applications for STEM internships due Feb. 14
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January 11th, 2019 • News
Call for New Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams
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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 16th, 2019 • News
TMT-China Annual Assembly and TMT-HROS Workshop
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January 15th, 2019 • Press Coverage
Hawaii students have IDEAS for a STEM Workforce
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December 20th, 2018 • News
TMT Science Forum 2018
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December 19th, 2018 • News
Broadening Participation in Future Telescopes
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November 26th, 2018 • News
Ben Gallagher, TMT Monrovia Lab
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November 12th, 2018 • News
TMT's Scientific Advisory Committee Selects Design for its Second First-Light Workhors...
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November 26th, 2018 • News
TMT featured in "Connected" magazine from LEMO
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October 17th, 2018 • Artwork
TMT Science Forum 2018 Poster
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November 16th, 2018 • News
TMT Monrovia Lab Overview
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November 5th, 2018 • Collage
Girl Scouts STEM Fest 2018
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October 30th, 2018 • News
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit
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December 10th, 2018 • Science Talk
2018 TMT Science Forum
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October 12th, 2018 • Artwork
Artist Concept of TMT Primary Mirror
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October 18th, 2018 • News
TMT Adaptive Secondary Mirror Passes Conceptual Design
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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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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.

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TMT-China Annual Assembly and TMT-HROS Workshop
January 16th, 2019 TMT Partner News

Beijing, China – On 19-21 December 2018, Thirty Meter Telescope China (TMT-China) Team held its science and technology annual assembly and TMT High Resolution Optical Spectrograph Instrument (HROS) Workshop at the headquarters of the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).