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May 21st, 2024

In this clip from This Week in Space, Dr. John Mulchaey, Director of the Carnegie Observatories, discusses the "Big Glass Wars" - the competition to construct the next generation of enormous ground-based telescopes. Learn about the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), their incredible size and segmented mirror design, and the cutting-edge science they will enable.

April 24th, 2024

Video of ʻAle Lau Loa Hawaiʻi County Global Youth Ambassador program with Japanese subtitles.

February 26th, 2024

A new County of Hawaiʻi sister-city program created in partnership with TMT is promoting cultural learning and exchanges between high school students, with an emphasis on sharing Hawaiian culture and knowledge.

February 23rd, 2024

In a recent interview with Howard Wiig from ThinkTech Hawaii, Fengchuan Liu and Yuko Kakazu presented TMT's new vision, approach, and community-driven educational programs for keiki.

February 9th, 2024

Congratulations to Journey Through the Universe for 20 stellar years! This unique program, led by Gemini Observatory in partnership with the Department of Education Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area and Maunakea Observatories, brings astronomy educators into classrooms to share the wonders of the universe and more with keiki.

February 2nd, 2024

TMT International Observatory, alongside the Maunakea Observatories 'ohana, celebrated Ellison Onizuka Day at Hawai'i Keiki Museum on Sunday 28 January 2024. This special occasion was dedicated to honoring Hawaiʻi's first astronaut, Ellison Onizuka, through engaging STEM activities designed for keiki.

December 20th, 2023

TMT short movie.

December 20th, 2023

TMT 2023 animation

December 20th, 2023

An excerpt from TIO 2023 animation.

December 20th, 2023

Rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope

December 20th, 2023

An excerpt from TMT 2023 animation.

December 20th, 2023

An excerpt from TMT 2023 animation.

December 20th, 2023

Rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope

December 20th, 2023

TMT Animation

November 8th, 2023

TMT International Observatory team participated in the Exploring Your Universe event at the UCLA campus, Sunday 5 November 2023.

November 6th, 2023

TMT International Observatory attended the 2023 Society of Women Engineers National Conference (sWE23).

May 15th, 2023

Video recording of TMT Science webinar held on 27 April 2023.

February 16th, 2023

TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) webinar

November 16th, 2022

Exploring Your Universe (EYU) 2022, at UCLA on Nov. 6, 2022 - The TMT team from Pasadena (Christophe Dumas, Warren Skidmore, Saeko Hayashi, Denis Zaytsev, Cynthia Zhang, Yvonne Chen, Amir Sadjadpour and Nanci Préel Dumas) provided activities to many visitors from the greater Los Angeles community in UCLA’s Court of Sciences - Video Credit: TMT International Observatory

May 9th, 2022

Timelapse video from the ITCC/ L&T/ TIO PO Assembly activities for the first SSA built at L&T in India.

May 2nd, 2022

TMT’s booth at the Eliot Arts Magnet School Science Festival in Altadena on April 23, 2022. TMT volunteers participated in the outreach event, where students, parents and teachers could explore a myriad of activities in STEM and environmental projects that take place in Pasadena.

April 8th, 2022

Meet Yuko Kakazu, Japanese Astronomer and Outreach Specialist at Subaru telescope and TMT-Hilo team

April 8th, 2022

Meet Leinani Lozi, Hawaii Community Outreach Specialist at TMT - Mars 2022 - Hilo, HI

October 11th, 2021

ਬੰਗਲੌਰ, ਇੰਡੀਆ ਇੰਸਟੀਚਿਊਟ ਆਫ਼ ਐਸਟ੍ਰੋਫਿਜ਼ਿਕਸ ਵਿਖੇ ਇੰਡੀਆ TMT ਕੋਆਰਡੀਨੇਸ਼ਨ ਸੈਂਟਰ (ਆਈਟੀਸੀਸੀ) ਤੋਂ ਰਾਜਲਕਸ਼ਮੀ ਨਾਰਾਇਣਨ ਨਾਲ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਇੰਟਰਵਿਊ ਰਾਜਲਕਸ਼ਮੀ ਦੀ ਟੀਮ ਦਾ ਟੀਚਾ ਸਾਰੇ TMT ਆਬਜ਼ਰਵੇਟਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਸੌਫਟਵਅੇ ਰ ਨੰ ਵਿਕਸਤ ਕਰਨਾ ਅਤੇ ਟੈਸਟ ਕਰਨਾ ਹੈ।

September 8th, 2021

Time-lapse video from August 2021

August 30th, 2021

TMTのラビンダー・バーティア(Ravinder Bhatia)副プロジェクトマネジャーが国立天文台の林左絵子准教授をインタビューしました。英語版では2人が向かい合って話していますが、日本語版ではそのやりとりの内容に合わせて、林が話しています。いずれもパンデミック前の録画のため、特段の感染症対策を要しなかった時期のものです。

July 1st, 2021

Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Saeko Hayashi. TMT Associate Project Manager Ravinder Bhatia interviews Saeko Hayashi, one of the Quality Assurance Engineer in Optics at TMT.

May 27th, 2021

TMT segment recoating

May 27th, 2021

TMT segment exchange

May 26th, 2021

Video interview with Professor A.N. Ramaprakash (Ram).

March 16th, 2021

Shipping each of the 574 extremely fragile primary mirror segments with all its electronics and components isn't an easy task.

March 5th, 2021

Significant violent crash impacts of four meters per second were conducted and demonstrated the level of protection for TMT’s extremely fragile equipment. Shock loads on the SSA and PMA did not exceed maximum allowable values.

December 18th, 2020

The entire TMT team wishes you a Happy Holidays season and Happy New Year 2021! In the spirit of the holidays, we share with you some artistic impressions made by the youngest members of the TMT family.

August 18th, 2020

Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Caty Pilachowski. APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Caty Pilachowski, Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington.

July 16th, 2020

Webinar presentation of TMT site update, including a comparative study of Maunakea and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.

April 22nd, 2020

Incontra il team TMT: Video Intervista a Tommaso Treu. Ravinder Bhatia, direttore di progetto associato, interviste con Tommaso Treu, Professore di astronomia all'Università della California di Los Angeles.

April 22nd, 2020

Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Tommaso Treu. APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Tommaso Treu, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California Los Angeles.

March 23rd, 2020

Experiment on TMT Prototype Surface Polishing by Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) Process - Timelapse video. Last month, a full-size TMT segment prototype, underwent IBF testing of its surface quality at scia Systems GmbH in Chemnitz, Germany. scia Systems’ IBF chamber is large enough to carry out a detailed study of the final polishing stage of TMT’s 1.4m segments. Video credit: TMT International Observatory

March 6th, 2020

Installation of TMT mirror segment prototype on the MSIT facility at TMT technical lab in California. This time-lapse video, recorded on February 11, 2020, shows the painstaking process of integrating a primary mirror segment into the TMT Multi-Segment Integration & Test (MSIT) facility. It shows the integration of the seventh and final segment - Video credit: TMT international Observatory / Saeko S. Hayashi

January 24th, 2020

Michael Bolte, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California Santa Cruz and member of the Board of Directors for the Thirty-Meter Telescope International Observatory, is speaking about TMT status and progress during the US-ELT presentation/session at AAS 235th meeting in Honolulu.

November 13th, 2019

The leaf springs required for TMT warping harness mechanism, supporting each one of the 492 primary active segments, are being tested and validated in an Environmental Simulation Laboratory.

November 6th, 2019

Entretien entre Dr Ravinder Bhatia, responsable adjoint du projet TMT, et Dr Dimitri Mawet, professeur d'astronomie à Caltech.

November 6th, 2019

Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Dimitri Mawet. APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Caltech Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet

November 1st, 2019

TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Assembly Integration

July 9th, 2019

TMT staff Glen Cole and Christophe Dumas have a coffee-break conversation about Glen’s last trip to Japan and update on TMT mirrors fabrication and verification.

June 17th, 2019

Associate Project Manager Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews with Professor Annapurni Subramaniam, Indian project manager for the TMT observatory Software development.

April 15th, 2019

Associate Project Manager Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews with Dr Gelys Trancho, Senior Systems Engineer.

April 15th, 2019

Dr Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Gerente de Proyecto Asociado, presenta una entrevista con Dr Gelys Trancho, Ingeniero Ejecutivo de Sistemas.

March 12th, 2019

Associate Project Manager Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews with Dr Fengchuan Liu, Deputy Project Manager.

March 4th, 2019

TMT Project Office representatives visited the India TMT Optics Fabrication Facility, near Bengaluru, India on January 2019. Here is a video of this world class optical facility, whose construction is nearly completed. The next step will be to bring in high-precision machines that will prepare and polish a large number of TMT primary mirror segments.

February 6th, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year From TMT

February 4th, 2019

Associate Project Manager Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews with Dr Warren Skidmore, Instrument System Scientist.

November 26th, 2018

Ben Gallagher, TMT's M1 System Lead Engineer talks about the TMT's M1s primary mirror system.

November 16th, 2018

Tour of the TMT technical lab in Monrovia with Bryan Smith -TMT Quality Assurance and Test Engineer.-

August 3rd, 2018

Angel Otarola Interview for "Pasadena en Español"

June 13th, 2018

TMT's Primary Mirror Segments production is progressing.

February 16th, 2018

Twenty seven TMT blanks began their long journey across the Pacific Ocean.

September 15th, 2017

A brief interview with Jennifer Chun, who is conducting an internship at the Submillimeter Array as part of the Akamai program supported by the TMT.

July 21st, 2017

Prototype segment support assembly, undergoing testing in the TMT Laboratory.

June 18th, 2015

The Thirty Meter Telescope will be the largest such facility in the world when completed and it will revolutionize our understanding of the universe. Production by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

January 26th, 2015

TMT Earthquake Simulation

September 20th, 2009

This animation shows how light will travel from the further reaches of the universe to the TMT telescope and get detected by the number of instruments mounted on it.

March 8th, 2009

A brief overview of the TMT project.