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Canadian Federal Government announces $70 million award to Dynamic Structures for supply of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure
July 2nd, 2015 TMT Partners News

[From Empire Industries ; VANCOUVER] - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced on June 30 that Dynamic Structures, a division of Empire Industries Ltd., will receive up to $70 million to build the precision-steel enclosure of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the world’s largest earth-based telescope.

UH Implementation Plan for Improved Stewardship of Maunakea
June 1st, 2015 TMT Partners News

Read statement from UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii to End Operations
May 28th, 2015 TMT Partners News

[From Caltech Submillimeter Observatory] - After almost 29 years, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will end operations of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) in Hawaii in September, 2015.

Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper
April 8th, 2015 TMT Partners News

Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that will build one of the world’s largest and most advanced astronomical observatories in Hawaii.

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible Across TMT Partnership
April 2nd, 2015 TMT Partners News

On April 4, 2015 a total lunar eclipse will be visible across the TMT partnership. The moon will be in total eclipse for about 5 minutes, and the eclipse event will last for over 3 hours. The total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon" will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia.

India's Participation in TMT Approved by the Union Cabinet
September 24th, 2014 TMT Partners News

The Union Cabinet of India chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA at a total cost of Rs. 1299.8 crores from 2014-23.

A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars
August 27th, 2014 TMT Partners News

A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Konan University and the University of Hyogo in Japan, the University of Notre Dame, and New Mexico State University has used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope to discover a distant low-mass star, dubbed SDSS J0018-0939. This special star exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a...

TMT Science and Instrumentation Workshop: 'Astronomy in the TMT Era'
August 27th, 2013 TMT Partners News

TMT-Japan announces a two-day workshop, Astronomy in the TMT Era, in Tokyo, Japan, October 16-17, 2013.

TMT's Jerry Nelson Honored with Franklin Institute Award
December 19th, 2011 TMT Partners News

If the success of the people behind the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is any measure, this planned next-generation astronomical observatory looks set to accomplish a great deal. The latest accolade is the awarding of a 2012 Franklin Institute Award in electrical engineering to the TMT project scientist, Jerry Nelson. The winners were announced today by the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute, which is one of the country's oldest and...

Caltech Named World's Top University in New Times Higher Education Global Ranking
November 7th, 2011 TMT Partners News

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2011–2012 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities, displacing Harvard University from the top spot for the first time in the survey's eight-year history. Caltech is a founding partner in the TMT project.

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