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Visit to LIGO 40 Meter Interferometer
April 13th, 2020 Associate Project Manager Blog

One of the most exciting developments in astronomy has been the detection of gravitational waves by The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO has detected the gravitational waves originating from the collisions of black holes and of neutron stars.

Testing of TMT’s Primary Mirror Segment in Progress
March 23rd, 2020 Engineering & Technology

The first of TMT’s Primary Mirror (M1) segment prototypes was recently tested and polished using the Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) process.

TMT Reaches Major Milestone with Completion of Fully Populated Mirror Segment Prototypes at the Multi-Segment Integration & Test Facility (MSIT)
March 6th, 2020 Engineering & Technology

The Multi-Segment Integration & Test (MSIT) facility at the TMT lab in Monrovia, California, is now fully populated with seven aluminum mirror segment prototypes.

TMT Scientific Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting of the New Decade in Pasadena
February 21st, 2020 Science & Astronomy

TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) members and project office staff recently met at the Project Office in Pasadena.

Successful Receiving Inspection of 18 Mirror Blanks in India
February 6th, 2020 Engineering & Technology

One of TMT’s most important components – its huge primary mirror that spans over 30 meters – continues to be manufactured around the world.

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy's Science Night
January 28th, 2020 Education & Outreach

TMT participated in the 3rd and biggest Annual Science Night of Eliot Arts Magnet Academy on Friday January 24th.

TMT Outreach afternoon at Sierra Madre Elementary School
January 27th, 2020 Education & Outreach

Presenting students the long voyage of the NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Dr Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Project Manager Associate, talked about Saturn’s exploration and gave an outreach presentation on "Saturn's Rings and Moons" at Sierra Madre Elementary School on January 15, 2020.

TMT Tertiary Mirror Passes Preliminary Design Review
January 22nd, 2020 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, CA, January 13, 2020 – The design of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Tertiary Mirror (M3) recently passed the first part of its Preliminary Design Review, which took place over two days in November 2019.

Primary Mirror Segment Production has started at Coherent
January 21st, 2020 Engineering & Technology

Coherent Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology, is now ready to polish all of the TMT primary mirrors segments to be manufactured in the United States.

TMT Observatory Safety System Passes Preliminary Design Review
December 20th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

TMT recently achieved another significant milestone, with the successful preliminary design review of the Observatory Safety System (OSS). The review material was presented by TMT engineers Jimmy Johnson and Kayla Hardie from the project office.

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