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Future Scientists and Engineers Get a Leg Up at TMT-Sponsored Summer Internship Program
June 16th, 2011

A highly successful internship program run by the Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) is starting another summer session this week, thanks in part to funding from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project.

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2010 Kavli Prizes - TMT Project Scientist Honored
June 7th, 2011

At the White House today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with the seven U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prizes to recognize and honor their seminal contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded -- astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

International Colloquium on the Thirty Meter Telescope
May 23rd, 2011

Special Event of the International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: As part of the 4th International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging (ISPDI 2011), May 24-26, 2011 in Beijing, China, scientists and engineers from the US and China are meeting for a special colloquium on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The colloquium is a milestone in the TMT international partnership for development and operation of...

The Most Distant and Earliest Galaxies
March 31st, 2011 Science & Astronomy

The first stars and tiny galaxies formed about 150-300 million years after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago. They were the seeds that led to today’s myriad galaxies, including our own Milky Way. But the details of when and how they developed are still unclear.

Thirty Meter Telescope Receives Permit in Hawaii
February 28th, 2011

The University of Hawaii has applied for and been granted a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea. The permit was granted by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

New Renderings Reveal Planned Design for TMT
February 4th, 2011

Following the successful conclusion of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Environmental Impact Statement and Final Design Review of the observatory enclosure, TMT worked with acclaimed science animator and producer Dana Berry on a new, more accurate set of renderings of the observatory and its support building as they will appear on Mauna Kea.

Richard Ellis Awarded Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
January 14th, 2011

Richard Ellis, member of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s (TMT) Board of Directors and Science Advisory Committee, has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Awarded annually since 1824, the Gold Medal is the Society's highest honor and one of the premier prizes in astronomy. Ellis, Caltech’s Steele Professor of Astronomy, joins a long list of distinguished recipients, including several from Caltech: Don Anderson, Peter...

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