[From Empire Industries ; VANCOUVER] - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced on June 30 that Dynamic Structures, a division of Empire Industries Ltd., will receive up to $70 million to build the precision-steel enclosure of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the world’s largest earth-based telescope.
“This is a difficult day for Hawaii and TMT. As we attempted to begin our work today, we were met by protests that regrettably resulted in some arrests. Boulders blocked our access to the construction site and the Department of Land and Natural Resources deemed it unsafe for us to proceed," - says Henry Yang, chair of the TMT International Observatory board.
“After more than two months of consultation, education, and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that the TMT International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the morning of Wednesday, June 24." - says Henry Yang, chair of the TMT International Observatory board.
“Today, it is with enthusiasm and excitement that we announce the intent of our partner universities to establish scholarships, summer internships, graduate program fellowships, and research assistantships in the areas of science and technology for Hawaii’s students," - says Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board
As part of its commitment to invest in the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project awarded a special grand prize at the recent 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
Read statement from UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney
[From Caltech Submillimeter Observatory] - After almost 29 years, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will end operations of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) in Hawaii in September, 2015.
[From the Office of the Governor: HONOLULU] – Governor David Ige today announced his proposed way forward for the stewardship of Mauna Kea.
A new document describing the transformational science the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will enable has been released. TMT is a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory that will begin scanning the skies in the 2020s.
TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a listing of some balanced news stories. The site can be accessed at: www.MaunakeaandTMT.org.