The TMT telescope with adaptive optics systems (NFIRAOS instrument and Laser Guide Star Facility) and the TMT InfraRed Imaging Spectrograph science instrument.
Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting participants at the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory project office. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory
A bank of 4 compressors, located in the remote facility utility building, is used to provide the refrigerant supply to most of the subsystems located on the telescope structure.
First of 492 Primary Mirror Segment Support active mechanisms and sensors assemblies for the telescope at TMT Laboratory. TMT Opto-Mechanical and Quality Assurance engineers from India and North America, from left: Nikhil Naik, Alan Tubb, Varun Saraswat and Bryan Smith
Dr. Warren Skidmore, TMT System Scientist, revealing the Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA) award during TMT Science Forum -Nov. 7-9, 2017.
TMT Science community and International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) brainstorming on instrument concepts beyond TMT first-light. Dr. Srianand Raghunathan and Dr. Christophe Dumas -Science Organizing Committee chair and the Forum Local Organizing Committee.
Dr. Warren Skidmore and colleagues from TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) receiving the award.
From left: Large granite slab is mined, Granite slab is coarse cut, Transportation of granite to Nanjing, Granite Slab has been ground down to a 5m rotational table, Rear Surface of Granite Table Polished, Large Rotational Gear under Fabrication, Rotational Table Base Structure & Centre Connection, Base being lowered into pit, Base in position.