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March 6th, 2020

Left to right: Bryan Smith (Quality Assurance and Testing Engineer), Alastair Heptonstall (Senior Opto-mechanical Engineer), Chris Carter (Telescope Controls Engineer), Alan Tubb (Associate Opto-mechanical Engineer), Ben Gallagher (M1 System Lead Engineer) and Nikhil Naik (Production Support Manager).

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February 6th, 2020

From Left: Tatsuki Endo (TMT-Japan), Janani Varadhachari (ITCC), Shuji Samizo (Nippon Express) and Nikhil Naik (ITCC)

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January 22nd, 2020

From Left: Robert Anderson, Fernando Santoro, Hugh Thompson, Guo Peng (CIOMP), John Rogers, Jiang Haibo (CIOMP), Tomas Chylek, Glen Cole, Tim Campbell (Campbell Consulting), Gary Muller (GMT), Fengchuan Liu, Luo Xiao (CIOMP), Myung Cho (NOAO). Remote Participants: Liu Jing (CIOMP) and Zhang Shixue (CIOMP)

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January 22nd, 2020

From left to right: Hu Haixiang, Luo Xiao, Qi Erhui, Hu Haifei Engineers from TMT China Changchun Group, in charge of the fabrication of TMT M3, are testing epoxy bonding pads on a 1/4 M3 prototype in Changchun lab.

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January 7th, 2020

US ELT group picture at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu on January 2020, featuring representatives of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab), the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), and the TMT International Observatory (TIO). [ From top left: Amanda Kocz, Director of Communications (GMTO); Rebecca Bernstein, Project Scientist (GMTO); Chris Martin, TIO SAC Member, Caltech Professor; Christophe Dumas, TMT Observatory Scientist & Head of Operations (TIO); Gary Sanders, TMT Project Manager (TIO); Mike Bolte, TIO Board of Directors, UCSC Professor; Sandra Dawson, Manager Hawaii Community Affairs (TIO); Fengchuan Liu, TMT Deputy Project Manager (TIO); Warren Skidmore, Instrumentation System Scientist (TIO); Pat McCarthy, Director NSF National OIR Astronomy Research Laboratory (AURA); Mark Dickinson, US-ELT Program Scientist (AURA); Taft Armandroff, Vice-Chair GMTO Board of Directors; Heidy Kelman, Mechanical Design Engineer (GMTO); Jim Fanson, GMT Project Manager (GMTO); Sydney Wolff, US-ELT Program Director; Caty Pilachowski, TIO Board of Directors (AURA); Gordon Squires, Head Communication & Vice President External Affairs (TIO) ]

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December 9th, 2019

Group picture of TMT Science Forum 2019, held on the campus of Xiamen University in China, November 2019.

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December 4th, 2019

The science cases and instrument design of one of TMT’s first decade instruments, the High Resolution Optical Spectrograph (HROS) were discussed during a workshop on the day before the Forum in China. This workshop was aimed at facilitating the definition of HROS main science requirements and the building of its core science team.

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October 15th, 2019

From left: Francisco Delgado, John Rogers, Marianne Cox (Giant Magellan Telescope Organization), Gelys Trancho, Jason Weiss, Jimmy Johnson and Kim Gillies. Remote participants: Edward Chapin (National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics)

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March 4th, 2019

The new facility, which is close to completion, is located on the Hosakote campus of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and is part of the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST). The facility will host the production of TMT mirror segments and high-tech optical equipment.

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February 19th, 2019

Front left to right: Mr. Arun Ramchandani, Vice President & Head, Product & Technology Development, L&T Defense, and Professor Jayant Murthy, Director, IIA.

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February 19th, 2019

In December 2018, India TMT signed a contract with L&T Company for the production of the Segment Support Assemblies, a major component of TMT’s main mirror hardware.

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February 19th, 2019

TMT and L&T team participated in a kick-off meeting on 30 January 2019 to produce TMT Mirror Segment Support Assemblies.


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