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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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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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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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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/.

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TMT Featured at the Mega Science Nationwide Roadshow in India
May 10th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

On May 08 2019, the India TMT team presented the TMT pavilion at “Vigyan Samagam”, the first global science exhibition in Mumbai. A scaled, animated model of the Thirty Meter Telescope, a gallery of posters, and informational material have been created for public outreach.

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Design and Status of TMT presented at the University of California, San Diego
January 23rd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Dr. Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Associate Project Manager, visited the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In Ravinder's astrophysics seminar, he presented an overview and status update of the TMT Project.

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Call for New Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams
January 11th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

2019 ISDT Call for Membership - Applications for membership in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) will be accepted until 8 February 2019.

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TMT Science Forum 2018
December 20th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

Pasadena, CA – 19 December, 2018 – The TMT project recently hosted its yearly Science Forum in Pasadena, CA, where the project’s headquarters is located.

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TMT's Scientific Advisory Committee Selects Design for its Second First-Light Workhorse Instrument
November 12th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

The TMT International Observatory Board of Directors recently endorsed the recommendations made by the Science Advisory Committee (SAC), to select a slit-mask-based imaging spectrograph design for WFOS (Wide Field Optical Spectrograph), its second first-light instrument.

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W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant To Develop Next-Generation Adaptive Optics System
October 4th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

“This revolutionary system will significantly expand Keck Observatory’s scientific reach,” said Co-Principal Investigator Andrea Ghez, director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group. “KAPA will also serve as an intellectual springboard for the coming generation of extremely large telescopes. We are developing KAPA in partnership with the Thirty Meter Telescope, Giant Magellan Telescope, and European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) so they can be...

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Invitation to Participate in Development of Exemplar Key Science Programs For GMT and TMT
July 9th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and its collaborative partners, the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) and the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) invite all interested U.S. scientists to participate in the development of exemplar Key Science Programs (KSPs) for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), preferably working in concert.

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U.S. national observatory and two extremely large telescope projects team up to enhance U.S. scientific leadership in astronomy and astrophysics
May 21st, 2018 Science & Astronomy

A new research frontier in astronomy and astrophysics will open in the mid-2020s with the advent of ground-based extremely large optical-infrared telescopes (ELTs) with primary mirrors in the 20-m – 40-m range. U.S. scientific leadership in astronomy and astrophysics will be significantly enhanced if the broad U.S. community can take advantage of the power of these new ELTs. In that context, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National...

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TMT International Observatory Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Meets in Pasadena
April 18th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

Members of the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) met in Pasadena on April 9&10, 2018 for their quarterly gathering. SAC representatives reported on their respective activities for the TMT project and discussed top-level requirements for TMT’s suite of science instruments.

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Planning for the Next Generation of TMT Science Instruments is Already Underway
March 8th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

Pasadena, CA - March 8, 2018 - Future users of the Thirty Meter Telescope are now preparing studies of the science instruments that will be deployed after the telescope's first-light instrumentation suite.

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TMT’s first-light instrument enters final design phase
November 13th, 2017 Science & Astronomy

Following a successful second IRIS Preliminary Design Phase Review (PDR-2) at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, IRIS is proceeding into its Final Design phase. The focus of the second review, held in September, involved an assessment of the IRIS software (including its data reduction system) and electrical design (including its detectors) as well as programmatic aspects spanning project cost and overall schedule.

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