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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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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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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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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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Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory: Coherent Supplies Optics for Ambitious Project | Coherent
November 21st, 2022
https://www.coherent.com/
Language: English

Coherent supplies optics and optical fabrication technology for one of the most ambitious astronomy projects ever conceived – the Thirty Meter Telescope. There are only a handful of organizations...

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Edward Stone Retires After 50 Years as NASA Voyager’s Project Scientist
October 28th, 2022
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Language: English

Congratulations to former TMT Executive Director Edward Stone, who recently retired after 50 Years as NASA Voyager’s Project Scientist.

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Super-Earths are bigger, more common and more habitable than Earth itself
September 21st, 2022
The Conversation
Language: English

The best chances for finding signs of life in exoplanet atmospheres will come with the next generation of giant, ground-based telescopes: the 39-meter Extremely Large Telescope, the Thirty Meter...

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A New Stewardship Paradigm for Maunakea
August 26th, 2022
AAS News
Language: English

In this guest blog post, John O'Meara, Chief Scientist of W.M. Keck Observatory and member of the AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy, explains recently passed legislation in Hawaiʻi...

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Astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh appointed director of UC Observatories
August 16th, 2022
UC Santa Cruz Newscenter
Language: English

TMT congratulates Professor Bruce Macintosh on his new appointment as Director of UC Observatories and welcomes him as new TMT Science Advisory Committee member. Macintosh's scientific...

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