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Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves Conservation District Use Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea
September 29th, 2017

The State of Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) deliberated and decided to approve a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) that would allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea on Hawaii Island.

Hawaii Board of Land & Natural Resources Hears Final Arguments in Conservation District Use Permit Contested Case
September 21st, 2017

The process to secure a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build TMT on Maunakea continued in Hawaii, as the state land board – also known as the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) – heard final oral arguments from all parties involved in the contested case.

TMT releases semi-annual payment to the THINK fund in support of Hawaii island education
September 18th, 2017 Education & Outreach

The Thirty Meter Telescope recently made the second-half of its $1 million annual payment to the THINK Fund, supporting educational opportunities for Hawaii Island students and teachers.

First TMT Mirror Segment Installed for Testing
September 14th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

On September 7, 2017, a TMT Primary Segment Assembly (PSA), fitted with an aluminum mirror segment, was successfully installed into the Multi-Segment Integration & Test (MSIT) facility at the TMT lab in Monrovia, California. This is the first time a PSA has been integrated into hardware in a way that accurately reflects how the segments will be installed into the final mirror cell of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Grace Under Pressure: TMT’s Rotating Enclosure
August 14th, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

As I write this, the final design for TMT’s enclosure—a huge, moveable dome that will house the telescope—is nearing completion. A substantial portion of the final design has already been done, allowing for work to begin on the production readiness phase. The last of the design reviews, for the enclosure’s electrical and controls aspects, is planned for the coming months, with the hope that a contract for the fabrication phase and making all...

Annual Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo organized by the Akamai Internship Program
August 5th, 2017 Education & Outreach

The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program will hold its Student Internship Symposiums on Hawaii Island in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7. Hawaii college interns will present their summer projects with a follow-up question and answer period.

Hawaii Hearings Officer Recommends Issuance of a State Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea
August 2nd, 2017 Science & Astronomy

After nearly five months of evidentiary hearings, a former state Judge has recommended a key state permit be issued to the University of Hawaii to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea in Hawaii.

Twenty-Nine Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program
July 24th, 2017 Education & Outreach

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2017 summer internship program.

Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope Meeting Convenes
July 10th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

The fifth edition of the Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope meeting (AO4ELT) was recently held in Puerto de la Cruz, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. The conference gathered specialists from all around the world to discuss the latest developments made in Adaptive Optics for the current and next-generation of ground-based telescopes.

ThoughtWorks Team Gathers at TMT Project Office for Second Inception Meeting
July 6th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

The TMT Observatory Software team, the Indian TMT Coordination Center (ITCC), ThoughtWorks software engineers and remote participants in India and Germany recently gathered for the second inception meeting at the TMT project office to discuss the Common Software (CSW) development phase.

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