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Fund two extremely large U.S. telescopes
February 20th, 2024
Science - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Language: English

The partners of the US-Extremely Large Telescope Program wrote a letter in Science magazine advocating for U.S. government funding for both U.S. extremely large telescopes.

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AMOS Contracted by TMT International Observatory to Design and Build Secondary Mirror Support System and Positioner
November 22nd, 2023
AMOS Website
Language: English

The TMT International Observatory (TIO) contracted AMOS to design and manufacture the secondary mirror support system and positioner (M2SSP) of the future extremely large Thirty Meter Telescope...

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Keck Foundation Honors Edward Stone with Endowed Professorship at Caltech
July 20th, 2023
Caltech - Advancement and Alumni Relations
Language: English

The former Executive Director of the TMT International Observatory, Dr. Edward C. Stone, has been awarded by the Keck Foundation, a prestigious Endowed Professorship at Caltech.

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Path forward for Thirty Meter Telescope and Mauna Kea begins to emerge
March 29th, 2023
Astronomy magazine
Language: English

A new oversight board with a state mandate to manage the sacred mountaintop includes representatives from astronomical observatories and Native Hawaiian communities.

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A View of the Universe: TNO Contributes to TMT Success
February 15th, 2023
TNO
Language: English

TNO, an independent research organization for a safer, healthier, and more sustainable life, wrote a story in their newsletter about the SMATT system they are building for TMT.

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New Project Director for NOIRLab US-ELT Program Appointed
February 3rd, 2023
NOIRLab
Language: English

We are pleased to share NOIRLab announcement, and welcome Lucas Macri as the new Project Director of the US Extremely Large Telescope Program, a joint initiative of NOIRLab, TIO and GMTO.

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In Hawaii, new state panel stirs hope for giant telescope
January 13th, 2023
Science -American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Language: English

Astronomy town hall mulls future of project on Mauna Kea that has been stalled by protests. Article by Daniel Clery, Science’s senior correspondent in the United Kingdom, covering astronomy,...

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Eye on the Universe: India To Help Build World’s Largest Thirty-Metre Telescope
December 22nd, 2022
The Weather Channel
Language: English

"The TMT will enable us to peek from one light year (in our solar system) to the early Universe, or around 13.7 billion light years away. Consider: the nearest neighbour of our Milky Way Galaxy,...

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Students propose Hawaiian names for exoplanet, star
December 22nd, 2022
University of Hawaiʻi News
Language: English

A planet-and-star pair located more than 400 light years away could become the next celestial objects bearing inoa (names) in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi or the Hawaiian language. Our colleague Leinani Lozi,...

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Giant telescopes take small but significant steps toward realization
December 1st, 2022
Physics Today
Language: English

Robert Kirshner, who in May took the job of TMT executive director, says the TMT’s “new community-based model” gives him hope that the TMT can be built “through mutual stewardship of Mauna Kea.”

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