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Press Coverage

PUEO Leader Keahi Warfield Shares Vision
June 26th, 2016
Big Island Video News
Language: English

Warfield said that although TMT has divided the community, he sees benefits in the $1.4 billion project, especially for the youth he mentors. Warfield also discussed his own history on the...

Aloha for everyone: Amano permits all parties to participate in TMT contested case
June 18th, 2016
Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Language: English

Riki May Amano is giving everyone a seat at the table as she prepares to start a new contested case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope’s land use permit. During her first pre-hearing conference...

20 parties OKd in TMT case
June 18th, 2016
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Language: English

Twenty individuals and groups have been accepted as parties in the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing.

Judge will allow certain groups to participate in TMT contested case hearing
June 17th, 2016
Hawaii News Now
Language: English

Retired Judge Riki May Amano on Friday approved requests by the Thirty Meter Telescope and the group Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities to be parties in the contested case hearing over...

Internship program relies on TMT: Loss of key contributor would impact aspiring scientists, engineers
June 16th, 2016
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

Akamai director Lisa Hunter estimates 81 percent of the 328 students who have come through the program have jobs in science and technology fields or are continuing their education. But despite its...

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Robot to Manage 492 Segment Mirrors of Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea
February 17th, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric
Language: English

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Tokyo announced today that it has completed a prototype robot for its segment-handling system designed to replace the 492 segment mirrors comprising the 30-meter...

Video: Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit in Hilo
July 23rd, 2015
Big Island Video News
Language: English

The third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit is taking place in Hilo this week. Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International...

Canada Commits Share of Funds for Thirty Meter Telescope
April 6th, 2015
CBC News
Language: English

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces Canada will provide up to $243.5 million over 10 years for TMT.

Hawaii's Astronomy Sector Brought an Economic Impact of $168 million in 2012
December 23rd, 2014
Pacific Business News
Language: English

Hawaii's astronomy sector generated a statewide economic impact of $168 million in 2012, and the Big Island was the major beneficiary, researchers at the University of Hawaii Economic Research...

University Approves Lease for Largest Telescope
February 21st, 2014
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to sublease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of the world’s largest optical telescope. The Board of Regents voted 15 to 1 to...

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