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February 28th, 2024

ʻAle Lau Loa students' welcome party hosted by Kumejima Town in Okinawa, Japan, on 12 October 2023.

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February 28th, 2024

Students from the ʻAle Lau Loa Global Youth Ambassador Program visited Omiya Junior High School in Okinawa, Japan, on 8 October 2023.

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February 28th, 2024

The ʻAle Lau Loa navigation workshop was led by Hawaiʻi County Recreation Specialist Kalani Kahalioumi and wayfinding experts on 30 September 2023.

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February 28th, 2024

ʻAle Lau Loa students learned hula, oli, and Polynesian star compass during a pre-travel workshop guided by Kumu Keala Ching on 16 September 2023.

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February 14th, 2024

Exploded CAD rendering of subsystems that will mount onto the top port of NFIRAOS, including the Structure, Rotator, and OIWFS (SRO) and Front End Instrument (FEI).

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February 14th, 2024

Light from stars or planets gets fed into fibers at the MODHIS top end. The fibers run to 2 spectrographs located on the Nasmyth platform that cover the entire near-infrared spectrum.

February 14th, 2024

TMT’s MODHIS team and reviewers during the MODHIS Midterm Conceptual Design Review, Pasadena 30 January 2024.

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January 23rd, 2024

Key numbers of the US-ELTP partnership showcased on exhibit backdrop.

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January 22nd, 2024

TIO participated in the 243th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, a major international organization of professional astronomers organized recently in Louisiana. Collaborating with its United States Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP) partners, including the Giant Magellan Telescope and NSF’s NOIRLab, TIO shared a spacious booth and showcased its collaborative operations within the US-ELTP. During the conference, the partnership shared updates on the work being done and hosted a successful US-ELTP Open House.

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December 14th, 2023

On 11 December 2023, Professor Dimitri Mawet, from CALTECH, presents MODHIS, the high-resolution infrared spectrograph currently in development as one of the first light instruments for TMT. As the Principal Investigator of MODHIS, Mawet provides a comprehensive overview of its current design, highlighting the main science goals expected to be achieved by the instrument.

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December 14th, 2023

Attendees from the ELT Science in Light of JWST conference visited the TIO Lab in Monrovia on 13 December 2023. TIO engineers conducted a tour of the laboratory, providing detailed information about the development of TMT’s primary mirror control, and the technical challenges associated with maintaining each of the 492 mirror segments in optimal position and shape. This visit allowed conference participants to gain a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of the TMT project, while also fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration between the ELT projects and their respective scientific communities.

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December 6th, 2023

The LGSF, mounted on the telescope structure, projects powerful laser beams into the Earth’s upper atmosphere, generating artificial stars to facilitate adaptive optics correction for atmospheric turbulence.

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