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Supreme Court rules in favor of state on TMT sublease
August 8th, 2018
Hawaii Tribune Hearld

The state Supreme Court ruled that a contested case hearing is not required for the Thirty Meter Telescope’s sublease on Maunakea. The unanimous decision released Wednesday overturns a lower court...

Thirty Meter Telescope back in hands of Hawaii Supreme Court
June 21st, 2018
Honolulu Star Advertiser

It was round two at the state Supreme Court today for the Thirty Meter Telescope as justices heard arguments from both sides of the case. Nearly three years ago the high court heard many of the...

TMT Still Committed to Hawaii, For Now
April 16th, 2018

The board of the legally beleaguered Thirty Meter Telescope deferred on a decision to relocate the project to the Canary Islands. The announcement came last week following the passage of a Mauna...

Support is building for TMT — even among Hawaiians
March 25th, 2018
Honolulu Star Advertiser

Public support for the stalled $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project has never been stronger, according to a newspaper poll. The poll commissioned earlier this month by the Honolulu...

TMT manufacturing continues despite legal setbacks
February 26th, 2018
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

While it remains to be seen where the Thirty Meter Telescope will be built, manufacturing of key components continues around the world. Gary Sanders, project manager, said only manufacturing of...

Dr. Harsh Vardhan visits CREST and Thirty Meter Telescope Optics fabrication facility at Hosakote, Bengaluru
February 21st, 2018
Research Matters
Language: English

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India visited the Centre for Research and Education in...

Harnessing the next-generation of extremely large telescopes
September 10th, 2017
DSPE Mikroniek
Language: English

Science & Technology Corporation ( has made contributions to both TMT and ELT program. This article features describe their work on versatile test control systems, used to...

Poll: On key controversial issues, Hawaii not as divided as it appears
April 18th, 2017
Hawaii News Now
Language: English

A new poll sheds light on some of the most controversial issues facing the state, and shows opinions aren’t as divided as some might think. The survey looked at public opinions on short-term...

Navigator, Astronomer Testify at TMT Hearing
November 3rd, 2016
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

The Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing continued Wednesday at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo with navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan and astronomer Robert McLaren appearing as...

Yes, the state should allow TMT on Mauna Kea
September 7th, 2016
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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