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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.

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.”

Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory: Coherent Supplies Optics for Ambitious Project | Coherent
November 21st, 2022
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...

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.

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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