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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.

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...

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.

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.

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

New Project Director for NOIRLab US-ELT Program Appointed
February 3rd, 2023
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.

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,...

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,...

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,...

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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