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US Extremely Large Telescope Program Supports Vision of Decadal Survey
November 5th, 2021 Astro2020 Decadal Survey

The decadal survey for astronomy and astrophysics is a powerful study that our community uses to drive strategy and vision for the next decade of federally funded transformative science. The 2020 report, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s (Astro2020), was published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering,...

TMT’s Statement on Astro2020 Decadal Survey
November 4th, 2021 Astro2020 Decadal Survey

Henry Yang, Board Chair, Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory, issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s Decadal Survey:

Astro2020 Decadal Survey Released
November 4th, 2021 Astro2020 Decadal Survey

Today, the National Academies released the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) with its recommendations for implementing a strategy and vision for the coming decade of U.S. Astronomy & Astrophysics frontier research.

TMT’s Secondary and Tertiary Mirrors Coating Facility Passes Conceptual Design Review
October 21st, 2021 Engineering & Technology

The coating chamber that will provide the required highly reflective thin and uniform coating to both TMT’s Secondary and Tertiary Mirrors (M2 and M3, respectively) recently passed its conceptual design review. The conceptual design and scope of the Secondary and Tertiary Mirrors Coating Facility (M2M3 COAT) was executed and developed by India TMT Coordination Centre (ITCC), via contract with Hind High Vacuum (HHV) headquartered in Bengaluru,...

TMT Segment Support Assemblies from India
October 13th, 2021 Associate Project Manager Blog

Our colleagues in India are making the mechanical supports for the segments of the primary mirror. What are the key requirements of each segment support assembly (SSA)? As described elsewhere on this blog, the glass segments have to be positioned very precisely relative to each other, and also supported in a way that doesn't generate stress and deformation at the attachment points.

TMT ਟੀਮ ਨੰ ਮਿਲੋ (interview in Punjabi)
October 11th, 2021 Associate Project Manager Blog

ਬੰਗਲੌਰ, ਇੰਡੀਆ ਇੰਸਟੀਚਿਊਟ ਆਫ਼ ਐਸਟ੍ਰੋਫਿਜ਼ਿਕਸ ਵਿਖੇ ਇੰਡੀਆ TMT ਕੋਆਰਡੀਨੇਸ਼ਨ ਸੈਂਟਰ (ਆਈਟੀਸੀਸੀ) ਤੋਂ ਰਾਜਲਕਸ਼ਮੀ ਨਾਰਾਇਣਨ ਨਾਲ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਇੰਟਰਵਿਊ ਰਾਜਲਕਸ਼ਮੀ ਦੀ ਟੀਮ ਦਾ ਟੀਚਾ ਸਾਰੇ TMT ਆਬਜ਼ਰਵੇਟਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਸੌਫਟਵਅੇ ਰ ਨੰ ਵਿਕਸਤ ਕਰਨਾ ਅਤੇ ਟੈਸਟ ਕਰਨਾ ਹੈ।

TMT successfully passes a formal milestone review for the planning of its future operations
October 1st, 2021 Science & Astronomy

TMT recently achieved a major project milestone, with a review Board, mainly composed of external reviewers, concluding that its plans for Observatory Operations, Commissioning and Data-Management (OCDM) have reached sufficient maturity at this stage of the project design. Concretely, this positive preliminary review means that TMT’s operations plans are ready for the next rounds of Project reviews, which will assess not only operations but...

Production of the TMT M1 mirrors ramps up at Coherent Inc.
September 8th, 2021 Engineering & Technology

The successful production of TMT polished glass-ceramic (M1 roundels) is ramping up according to plan.

TMT Hilo and friends volunteering at the Hawaii Food Basket
September 7th, 2021 Community Engagement

TMT's family and friends helping at the Hilo Food Basket.

TMTで働く人々:林左絵子インタビュー
August 30th, 2021 Associate Project Manager Blog

TMTのラビンダー・バーティア(Ravinder Bhatia)副プロジェクトマネジャーが国立天文台の林左絵子准教授をインタビューしました。英語版では2人が向かい合って話していますが、日本語版ではそのやりとりの内容に合わせて、林が話しています。いずれもパンデミック前の録画のため、特段の感染症対策を要しなかった時期のものです。

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