Shipping each of the 574 extremely fragile primary mirror segments with all its electronics and components isn't an easy task.
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.
Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Caty Pilachowski. APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Caty Pilachowski, Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Meet the TMT Team: Video Interview with Dimitri Mawet. APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Caltech Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet
Entretien entre Dr Ravinder Bhatia, responsable adjoint du projet TMT, et Dr Dimitri Mawet, professeur d'astronomie à Caltech.
Associate Project Manager Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews with Professor Annapurni Subramaniam, Indian project manager for the TMT observatory Software development.
Dr Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Gerente de Proyecto Asociado, presenta una entrevista con Dr Gelys Trancho, Ingeniero Ejecutivo de Sistemas.
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.
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.