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May 7th, 2024

On 19 March 2024, TIO and Coherent acknowledged the project’s achievement of the 100th polished roundel. TIO recognized this significant milestone by presenting Coherent with a commemorative banner. This accomplishment is the result of a collaborative effort of three organizations within TIO’s international partnership, dedicated to producing the mirror segments for TMT’s advanced primary mirror. In the United States, Coherent has polished 85 mirrors, while Canon in Japan has contributed 13 mirrors, and TMT India has added 2 mirrors to this ambitious project. From Left to right: Cristoval Villanueva, TMT Production Technician (Coherent); Zane Little, TMT Production Technician (Coherent); Heather Romero, Quality Assurance Supervisor (Coherent); Bob Anderson, TIO Quality Assurance Manager (TIO); Greg Feller, TMT Program Manager (Coherent).

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March 21st, 2024

An artist's rendering shows the US-ELTP Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the left and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on the right, both featuring their laser guide stars activated.

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March 19th, 2024

The TMT team and booth at John Muir High School for the Pasadena Unified School District Science Fest on Saturday 16 March 2024. The team, consisting of Ben Irarrazaval, Mabel Wong, John Miles, Alastair Heptonstall, Pratheep Eamranond, and Christina Wong (not pictured) presented the TMT Observatory and inspired students about exciting career opportunities related to STEM.

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March 18th, 2024

The TMT team attended the Pasadena City College STEM Gala, on Friday 8 March 2024. The event was a success and aimed to promote connections and opportunities within the STEM community in Pasadena and southern California.

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March 14th, 2024

India-TMT Mirror Polishing team at India-TMT Optics Fabrication Facility Group photo of the polishing team in the entrance of the new ITOFF facility located in Bengaluru, India and dedicated to TMT mirror production, in February 2024.

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March 14th, 2024

TMT primary mirror segment polishing at ITOFF in India, February 2024. India TMT test TMT Clearceram glass polishing at ITOFF using the stress mirror polishing process.

March 14th, 2024

India TMT Coordination Centre Optics team at ITOFF in February 2024. TIO and India TMT staff in front of TIO’s custom-built polishing equipment at the ITOFF facility.

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March 14th, 2024

TMT mirror polishing at India-TMT Optics Fabrication Facility (ITOFF), February 2024. The first test runs for grinding and polishing TMT mirrors are successfully performed at ITOFF.

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March 14th, 2024

Measurement testing of TMT mirror prototype at India-TMT Optics Fabrication Facility (ITOFF), February 2024. Chetan, an ITOFF optics technician, uses ultrasonic thickness probes to precisely measure the thickness of the mirror glass.

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March 14th, 2024

India-TMT Optics Fabrication Facility ITOFF Visit. TIO engineers walk through the air handling system located in the upper floor power supply rooms.

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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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