Explore the latest news, events and announcements from the TMT International Observatory
The Thirty Meter Telescope is one of a new class of extremely large telescopes that will allow us to see deeper into space and observe cosmic objects with unprecedented sensitivity and detail.
TMT will be a unique tool for probing many outstanding open questions in astronomy. ●
The Thirty Meter Telescope is being designed and developed by the TMT International Observatory LLC (TIO).
In 2009, the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) selected Maunakea, on Hawaiʻi Island, as the preferred site to build and operate TMT after a rigorous five-year campaign that spanned the globe.
The One Sky Project, led by the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope, has produced a series of seven short fulldome films and a compiled full-length feature film focusing on cultural and Indigenous astronomy. This international collaboration seeks to build cross-cultural connections and increase understanding of different indigenous perspectives while demonstrating how our one sky connects us all. The films,...
The TMT Refrigeration Cooling System (REFR) will proceed to the Preliminary Design phase next year after successfully passing its Conceptual Design Review closeout meeting on May 3, 2023.
How will TMT make its 492 primary mirror segments behave as a single mirror of 30 meter diameter? TMT’s Alignment and Phasing System (APS) team has come up with the solution that will keep all of TMT’s mirrors aligned to a high precision of about 10 nm root-mean-square (RMS).