In a previous set of blog entries, we discussed the principle of adaptive optics, which TMT will use to remove the effects of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. TMT's first light adaptive optics includes the Narrow Field Infra-Red Adaptive Optics System (NFIRAOS), which is being designed and built by our Canadian colleagues at the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, in Victoria.
Meet the TMT Team - Professor A.N. Ramaprakash (Ram)
Meet the TMT team with a new interview in our blog. Before the pandemic we met with Caty Pilachowski, Professor of Astronomy, who has held several leadership positions in the astronomical community. She has been active in research on the evolution of stars, large telescope design and construction, women in science and much more.
Ecco il prossimo della nostra intervista con il team TMT. Incontriamo con Tommaso Treu, Professore di astronomia all'Università della California di Los Angeles.
Here is the next of our interview with TMT team. Today we meet with Tommaso Treu, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California Los Angeles and Chair of the TMT Science Advisory Committee.
One of the most exciting developments in astronomy has been the detection of gravitational waves by The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO has detected the gravitational waves originating from the collisions of black holes and of neutron stars.
Presenting students the long voyage of the NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Dr Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Project Manager Associate, talked about Saturn’s exploration and gave an outreach presentation on "Saturn's Rings and Moons" at Sierra Madre Elementary School on January 15, 2020.
Our Optics Group has been doing some testing recently. Click on the video below. You can see two strips of metal, separately attached to a circular piece of glass. Pull the strips apart. How hard can you pull before something breaks? And what on Earth does this have to do with building a telescope?
Voici un nouvel entretien avec l’équipe du TMT. Aujourd'hui, nous rencontrons Dimitri Mawet, directeur du laboratoire de Caltech sur les technologies liées à la recherche des planètes extra-solaires. Dimitri est aussi responsable de MODHIS, un des instruments de première lumière pour TMT. Ce spectrographe infrarouge travaillera à haute résolution spectrale et angulaire et aura pour principal objectif scientifique de caractériser et rechercher...