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TMT Common Software Successfully Passes Pre-Shipment Review
October 15th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The Thirty Meter Telescope Common Software (CSW), which has been under development the past two years, recently passed its pre-shipment review, meaning it is consistent with its original requirements and design and is ready for its future integration within TMT’s software infrastructure.

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TMT Executive Director Dr. Edward Stone Receives 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
October 2nd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

TMT International Observatory Executive Director, Dr. Edward C. Stone, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his leadership on the Voyager project.

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TMT’s Telescope Control System Passes Preliminary Design Review
October 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The TMT Telescope Control System (TCS) successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and is now ready to enter its final design phase.

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TMT Quality Assurance Helps in the Production of High-Quality M1 Parts
September 16th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

New developments within the TMT Quality Assurance program include the acquisition of an advanced metrology system to measure to very high precision the telescope primary mirror assemblies.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 4: Active Galaxies and Jets
September 3rd, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In this series of articles, we've discussed what we know about black holes—how we can find them, how old they are, what their masses are. Now, we'll describe jets that we see coming from the center of some galaxies, where we think black holes are the source.

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News about TMT in Hawaii
August 22nd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Letter to the editor that Ed Stone, TMT Executive Director; Christophe Dumas, Observatory Scientist; and Gordon Squires, Vice President External Relations wrote recently in the Honolulu Star Advertiser Newspaper - Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present, Embracing the Future -

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 3: How Big?
August 19th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In previous articles in this series, we've looked at how we think black holes have formed, where they are, and how old they are. Now, let's look at how big they are.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 2: Where To Look, and How Old Is It?
August 18th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In the previous article of this series on leviathans, we looked at how we think black holes have formed. Now, let's look first at how we can find these black holes, and second at how old we think they are.

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TMT Scientific Advisory Committee Meets in Pasadena
July 26th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Pasadena, CA – July 10, 2019 – TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) members and project office scientists recently met in Pasadena. The meeting kicked off with a project update by TMT Project Manager Gary Sanders.

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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE – JOINT NEWS RELEASE – THIRTY METER TELESCOPE SET TO START CONSTRUCTION
July 10th, 2019

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15, 2019. The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15. In addition, hunting units A, K, and G in the...

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Facts about the TMT construction in Hawaii
July 9th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

For more information on TMT update in Hawaii, please visit https://www.maunakeaandtmt.org/.

Coffee Chat on Mirror Segment Fabrication
July 9th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

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.

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Subscribe for TMT Newsletter and stay up to date on TMT News
June 27th, 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of our email newsletter.

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Mission to Mars & Beyond
June 25th, 2019 Education & Outreach

Last week, a group of aspiring young astronauts went through a simulation of a space mission, looking for signs of extraterrestrial life in our Solar System. The children acted out a script based on NASA/JPL's deployment of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, and also the movie "Europa Report" for the landing on Europa.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 1: Origins
June 25th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

Introduction "Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee."

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