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Hawaii Board of Land & Natural Resources Hears Final Arguments in Conservation District Use Permit Contested Case
September 21st, 2017

The process to secure a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build TMT on Maunakea continued in Hawaii, as the state land board – also known as the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) – heard final oral arguments from all parties involved in the contested case.

TMT releases semi-annual payment to the THINK fund in support of Hawaii island education
September 18th, 2017 Community Engagement

The Thirty Meter Telescope recently made the second-half of its $1 million annual payment to the THINK Fund, supporting educational opportunities for Hawaii Island students and teachers.

Annual Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo organized by the Akamai Internship Program
August 5th, 2017 Education & Outreach

The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program will hold its Student Internship Symposiums on Hawaii Island in Hilo and Waimea on Monday, August 7. Hawaii college interns will present their summer projects with a follow-up question and answer period.

Hawaii Hearings Officer Recommends Issuance of a State Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea
August 2nd, 2017 Science & Astronomy

After nearly five months of evidentiary hearings, a former state Judge has recommended a key state permit be issued to the University of Hawaii to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea in Hawaii.

Twenty-Nine Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program
July 24th, 2017 Education & Outreach

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2017 summer internship program.

TMT to Conduct Site Preparation
November 10th, 2015

A small crew of local workers will go to the Thirty Meter Telescope site this month to conduct site preparation activities, starting with equipment maintenance and repairs. An exact date has not been announced.

Statewide Poll Results Show Strong Support for TMT
November 9th, 2015

On the following pages are the results of a statewide scientific public opinion poll conducted in October 2015 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Akamai Internship Program Announces Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo, Waimea, Maui and Pasadena
July 30th, 2015 Education & Outreach

[From UC Akamai Workforce Initiative] - The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program announces its Student Internship Symposiums in Hilo on Wednesday August 5 from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Institute for Astronomy Auditorium (640 North A‘ohoku Place), on Friday, August 7 at the Keck Observatory’s Hualalai Theater in Waimea and on Maui at the PDC Training Room on Monday, August 10 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit
July 20th, 2015 Education & Outreach

Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo this weekend for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering.

TMT Partners Agree to Restart Construction of Telescope Project
June 20th, 2015

“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.

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