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National Panel Recommends Federal Funding For The Thirty Meter Telescope
November 4th, 2021
Honolulu Civil Beat
Language: English

Updated: But the researchers said that funding should be contingent on better engagement with Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and other conditions. A new report that charts priorities for the field...

New federal report prioritizes Thirty Meter Telescope for share of $1.6B in funding
November 4th, 2021
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - In a major boost for the Thirty Meter Telescope, a federal astronomy report has ranked the cutting-edge telescope and its U.S.-led cousin, the Giant Magellan Telescope,...

US astronomy's 10-year plan is super-ambitious
November 4th, 2021
Language: English

Its ‘decadal survey’ pitches big new space observatories, funding for large telescopes and a reckoning over social issues plaguing the field.

Hunt for Alien Life Tops Next-Gen Wish List for U.S. Astronomy
November 4th, 2021
Scientific American
Language: English

About 20 years from now, astronomers will be in the midst of a revolutionary era of discovery, using new telescopes on the ground and in space to study the cradle-to-grave evolution of galaxies,...

A New 10-Year Plan for the Cosmos
November 4th, 2021
The New York Times
Language: English

American astronomers on Thursday called for the nation to invest in a new generation of “extremely large” multibillion-dollar telescopes that would be bigger than any now on Earth or orbiting in...

Rocky planets might need to be the right age to support life
October 18th, 2021
Language: English

The study of exoplanets will be beneficial when next-generation telescopes become available and can conduct direct observations of exoplanets. This is something astronomers expect from the upcoming...

Peering through the lens of the Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole
September 24th, 2021
Language: English

The coming decades will see the next generation of optical telescopes pushing our frontiers of observational astronomy. These include the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope: the James Webb...

TMT project manager makes presentation
September 12th, 2021
Hawaii Tribune Herald

While construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea has yet to begin, work on the project continues around the world. TMT Project Manager Fengchuan Liu, who replaced previous manager...

Editorial: Step up support for TMT project
September 2nd, 2021
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - When it comes to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the Canary Island’s loss should be Hawaii’s gain. But it will take renewed resolve from Hawaii government leaders to...

Support TMT for economy, children (Editorial-Letters)
August 22nd, 2021
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - Over the last half-century, Hawaii has gained the reputation of being the center of world astronomical research because of a truly unique observing site that hosts the...


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