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Design and Status of TMT presented at the University of California, San Diego
January 23rd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Dr. Ravinder Bhatia, TMT Associate Project Manager, visited the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In Ravinder's astrophysics seminar, he presented an overview and status update of the TMT Project.

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TMT-China Annual Assembly and TMT-HROS Workshop
January 16th, 2019 TMT Partner News

Beijing, China – On 19-21 December 2018, Thirty Meter Telescope China (TMT-China) Team held its science and technology annual assembly and TMT High Resolution Optical Spectrograph Instrument (HROS) Workshop at the headquarters of the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

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Call for New Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams
January 11th, 2019 Science & Astronomy

2019 ISDT Call for Membership - Applications for membership in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) will be accepted until 8 February 2019.

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TMT Science Forum 2018
December 20th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

Pasadena, CA – 19 December, 2018 – The TMT project recently hosted its yearly Science Forum in Pasadena, CA, where the project’s headquarters is located.

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Broadening Participation in Future Telescopes
December 19th, 2018 Education & Outreach

On December 17, the TMT Pasadena office hosted a workshop on “Broadening Participation in Future Telescopes”.

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TMT at Sierra Madre Elementary School STEAM night -November 2018-
December 7th, 2018 Education & Outreach

TMT was at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics STEAM Night at Sierra Madre Elementary School.

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TMT featured in "Connected" magazine from LEMO
November 26th, 2018 Engineering & Technology

TMT featured in the magazine "Connected" from LEMO, a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic and fibre optic connectors that are used in TMT Primary Mirror Warping Harness System.

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TMT's Scientific Advisory Committee Selects Design for its Second First-Light Workhorse Instrument
November 12th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

The TMT International Observatory Board of Directors recently endorsed the recommendations made by the Science Advisory Committee (SAC), to select a slit-mask-based imaging spectrograph design for WFOS (Wide Field Optical Spectrograph), its second first-light instrument.

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Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit
October 30th, 2018

The Hawaii Supreme Court, by majority decision, today issued its opinion affirming the Board of Land and Natural Resources' decision to issue a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Maunakea.

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TMT Adaptive Secondary Mirror Passes Conceptual Design
October 18th, 2018 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, CA - Sept. 25, 2018 – The TMT Project Office recently held a conceptual design review to evaluate the design study for the TMT’s Adaptive Secondary Mirror (AM2) system.

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TMT Executive Software Successfully Passes First Phase of Preliminary Design Review
October 11th, 2018 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, 5 October, 2018 - The TMT Observatory Executive Software (ESW) has passed a key milestone and is now ready to enter final design phase. An ESW Preliminary Design Review phase1 (PDR1) was held at the project office on September 27, 2018. ThoughtWorks, ITCC and TMT Engineers presented the overall Executive Software architecture and operations concepts, as well as their updated requirements and technical use cases.

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W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant To Develop Next-Generation Adaptive Optics System
October 4th, 2018 Science & Astronomy

“This revolutionary system will significantly expand Keck Observatory’s scientific reach,” said Co-Principal Investigator Andrea Ghez, director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group. “KAPA will also serve as an intellectual springboard for the coming generation of extremely large telescopes. We are developing KAPA in partnership with the Thirty Meter Telescope, Giant Magellan Telescope, and European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) so they can be...

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TMT Camp Laniakea
September 17th, 2018 Education & Outreach

Fun and learning at TMT Camp for Puna Keikis

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The TMT Primary Mirror System Successfully Passes Final Design Review
September 10th, 2018 Engineering & Technology

PASADENA (July 26-27, 2018)– The Thirty Meter Telescope Optics Group recently achieved a critical milestone by passing its Primary Mirror Optics System (M1S) final design review. The review board, comprised of international reviewers and observers from various institutions including ESO, ITCC, JPL, JWST/Ball Aerospace, KECK, NAOJ, NIAOT, and the TMTPO*, met at TMT headquarters in Pasadena.

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Thirty Meter Telescope’s Cryogenic Cooling System Passes Conceptual Design Review
August 29th, 2018 Engineering & Technology

PASADENA July 11, 2018 – The conceptual design of TMT’s Cryogenic Cooling System (CRYO) has passed its conceptual design review. Engineers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) joined TIO engineers at the project office to present the system that will be used to maintain parts of TMT’s first-light science instruments at cryogenic temperatures of 77 K.

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