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Common Software Design Approved for Production
February 1st, 2017 Engineering & Technology

On December 13-14, 2016, an international panel of reviewers met at the TMT project office in Pasadena for the Final Design Review of the Common Software (CSW) subsystem.

TMT Segment-Handling Robot Receives National Award
November 15th, 2016 Engineering & Technology

A segment-handling robot developed in Japan for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has received the 2016 Good Design Award. The robot is a key technology in the world’s first Segment Handling System (SHS), designed to safely and efficiently replace numerous segment mirrors for the next generation's extremely large telescope to maintain perfectly reflective mirrors during TMT's operation.

Statement Regarding Selection of Alternate Site for TMT
October 31st, 2016 Science & Astronomy

The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the progress of TMT in Hawaii and to consider potential alternate sites.

Dynamic Structures is awarded $10 million contract award for final design phase of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure
August 10th, 2016 Engineering & Technology

Empire Industries Ltd. today announced that its Dynamic Structures division has been awarded a contract from Canadian Commercial Corporation for the final design and production readiness phases of the Thirty Meter Telescope enclosure. The contract is valued at approximately $10 million, and is expected to be completed over the next 20 months.

Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction
August 3rd, 2016

The results of a new scientific poll show Hawaii Island residents support the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The public opinion poll conducted in July 2016 by Ward Research, Inc. shows that 60 percent of Big Island residents support moving ahead with construction of the TMT project, with 31 percent opposed.

Statement from TMT Board regarding a Search for Alternative Site
February 11th, 2016

The TMT International Observatory Board of Governors met last week to discuss the future of TMT on Maunakea. To follow is a statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board

The Hawaii Supreme Court Ruling
December 7th, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated the Conservation District Use Permit issued by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) to the University of Hawaii - Hilo to build TMT on Maunakea.

UH confirms TMT project is the last telescope site on Maunakea
November 25th, 2015

 [From University of Hawaii] - A letter from University of Hawai?i President David Lassner to Department of Land and Natural Resources Chair Suzanne Case confirms that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project site is the last new area on the mountain where a telescope project will be contemplated or sought.

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.

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