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NSB Announces Support Plans for US-ELTP
March 5th, 2024

The National Science Plan announces its support plan for the U.S. Extremely Large Telescope Program.

ʻAle Lau Loa Global Youth Ambassador Program
February 26th, 2024 Community Engagement

The County of Hawaiʻi’s Sister City Program, in partnership with the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory, has launched a new initiative to promote cultural learning and exchanges between high school students, with an emphasis on sharing Hawaiian culture and knowledge.

Insights from the MODHIS Midterm Conceptual Design Review
February 14th, 2024 Engineering & Technology

The Multi-Objective Diffraction-limited High-resolution Infrared Spectrograph (MODHIS) team recently conducted a midterm conceptual design review at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on 30 January 2024. Led by Principal Investigator Dimitri Mawet (Caltech), co-Principal Investigator Michael Fitzgerald (UCLA), and Project Scientist Quinn Konopacky (UCSD), the MODHIS team showcased significant updates regarding MODHIS's design and expected...

Journey Through the Universe Celebrates 20 Years of Exploration on Hawai‘i Island
February 9th, 2024 Education & Outreach

Congratulations to Journey Through the Universe for 20 stellar years!

Journey Through the Universe Celebrates 20 Years of Exploration on Hawai‘i Island
January 30th, 2024 Education & Outreach

Celebrating its 20th consecutive year on Hawaiʻi Island, the flagship Journey Through the Universe program brings the Universe to students and the community in early February 2024.

TMT Female Engineer Inspires Future Innovators at the Girls Scouts of Hawai'i STEM Fest!
December 7th, 2023 Education & Outreach

On 10 November 2023, Angelic Ebbers, TMT’s lead controls software engineer spearheaded a hands-on engineering activity at the TMT booth during the Girl Scouts of Hawai'i STEM Fest. The goal of this annual event is to inspire and encourage young women to pursue educational paths and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

TMT Laser Guide Star Facility Proceeds to Final Design Phase
December 6th, 2023 Engineering & Technology

The TMT Laser Guide Star Facility has successfully completed its Preliminary Design Review and is advancing to the Final Design Phase. The review was held on 8–9 November 2023 at the TMT International Observatory Project Office and was conducted by a panel consisting of external and internal experts.

TMT Secondary Mirror Support System and Positioner Assembly Kick-Off Meeting
November 16th, 2023 Engineering & Technology

A kickoff meeting was recently held for the TMT Secondary Mirror Support System and Positioner Assembly (M2SSP), a critical subsystem of the TMT Observatory. Responsible for safely supporting and adjusting the rigid body motion of the secondary mirror (M2), the M2SSP encompasses all of the secondary mirror system hardware, minus the mirror itself, as well as the controls and safety systems.

TMT International Observatory Attended the 2023 Society of Women Engineers National Conference (sWE23) in LA
November 3rd, 2023 Education & Outreach

The women of TMT were honored to participate in the Society of Women Engineers SWE23 Conference held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CA from 26 to 28 October, 2023.

TMT Hosts Science Workshop for Early Career Astronomers and Engineers from Japan
October 11th, 2023 Science & Astronomy

A science workshop called TMT eArly Career Centered, Engineers-Scientists Synergy (TMT–ACCESS) was held at TMT headquarters in Pasadena from 11 to 15 September. About 30 early career astronomers and engineers from Japan attended this workshop face-to-face, learned about TMT's capabilities and discussed TMT science cases.

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