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Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility
June 13th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California. Traveling for a month between Osaka, Japan and California, the primary mirror prototype is soon to be delivered to the TMT laboratory in Monrovia.

TMT Communications and Information Systems Kick-off Meetings
June 8th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

Managers and technical representatives of TMT and Sev1Tech Inc., an IT consulting firm, gathered on May 25 at the TMT’s Project Office in Pasadena for a detailed overview of the scope of TMT’s Communications and Information Systems.

Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory
May 18th, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT’s mirror support and control systems.

India’s Devasthal Telescope
April 13th, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

In the Himalayan foothills near Naintal, India, stands the largest single-mirror optical telescope in Asia: India’s new Devasthal Telescope, designed and built under the joint leadership of the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), the Indian Institute for Astrophysics, and the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research.

TMT International Observatory and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) Sign Agreement on Hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain
March 29th, 2017 Science & Astronomy

Clearing a major milestone to construct and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in La Palma, Canary Islands, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) sign a hosting agreement.

Bento Boxes and the Telescope Structure
March 20th, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

One of the joys of working on TMT is the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from amazing people all over the world, including Japan.

Crossing Continents, Making Mirrors
March 8th, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

Imagine trying to manufacture a primary mirror that is approximately 1/3 the size of an American football field.

TMT’s Tertiary Mirror Enters Production Stage
March 6th, 2017 Engineering & Technology

Last month, the Thirty Meter Telescope successfully completed the Test Results Review of the Telescope Tertiary Mirror (M3) Prototype. Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) engineers presented a series of tests on the M3 prototype, which received full approval from the members of the multinational review panel. As a result, CIOMP is now moving into the construction phase of its...

The End of the Contested Case Evidentiary Phase
March 2nd, 2017 Engineering & Technology

After 44 days of evidentiary hearings involving 71 witnesses, the Hilo hearings regarding the CDUA Contested Case for the TMT project officially adjourned at 6:41 p.m. Thursday March 2.

Inside TMT, and Around the World, with Ravinder Bhatia
March 1st, 2017 Associate Project Manager Blog

The Thirty Meter Telescope is being designed and built by an international partnership of institutes and countries representing almost half the world’s total population.

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