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Insights from the MODHIS Midterm Conceptual Design Review
February 14th, 2024 Engineering & Technology

The Multi-Objective Diffraction-limited High-resolution Infrared Spectrograph (MODHIS) team recently conducted a midterm conceptual design review at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on 30 January 2024. Led by Principal Investigator Dimitri Mawet (Caltech), co-Principal Investigator Michael Fitzgerald (UCLA), and Project Scientist Quinn...

TMT Hosts Science Workshop for Early Career Astronomers and Engineers from Japan
October 11th, 2023 Science & Astronomy

A science workshop called TMT eArly Career Centered, Engineers-Scientists Synergy (TMT–ACCESS) was held at TMT headquarters in Pasadena from 11 to 15 September. About 30 early career astronomers and engineers from Japan attended this workshop face-to-face, learned about TMT's capabilities and discussed TMT science cases.

US Extremely Large Telescope Program Receives $15.3 Million from the National Science Foundation
October 2nd, 2023

The United States Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP) today announced it has received $15.3 million from the National Science Foundation to support further design and development of advanced optical technologies and user services. The funding consists of one-year awards of $2.3 million to NSF’s NOIRLab managed by AURA, and $6.5 million each to the organizations building the Giant Magellan Telescope and the Thirty Meter Telescope.

TMT Monrovia Lab Visit
August 22nd, 2023 Education & Outreach

On 18 July 2023, Sergio Salata, Astronomy Project Manager of Added Value Solutions (AVS) in Tenerife, visited the TMT office to tell us about the astronomy projects and other science equipment development projects the AVS company had been involved with. His short talk and discussions with project staff covered astronomy instrumentation, cooling, cryostats, opto-mechanics and other topics of relevance to TMT development.

TMT SAC Webinar Series #2: TMT Science Instrument Capabilities
May 19th, 2023 Science & Astronomy

Following the first Science webinar held in January 2023 and providing a status update of the Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT) project, the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and TMT project organized last month a second webinar, this time about the science instruments capabilities of TMT.

UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy Open House 2023
May 12th, 2023 Education & Outreach

On Sunday, 23 April 2023, the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at UH-Mānoa hosted its annual Open House. With participation from various Hawaiʻi astronomy, science and technology organizations, volunteers at the event engaged ʻohana with educational activities featuring black holes, spectroscopy, radio telescopes, tiny satellites and more.

Pasadena Science Fest 2023
April 28th, 2023 Education & Outreach

The TMT Outreach Team had a great time connecting with families and students of all ages at the recent Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD’s) Science Fest 2023! Held annually, the event is open to the public and provides opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, health, environment and the myriad of activities taking place all around our local area.

Pasadena Students in Caltech's Planet Finder Academy Hold Workshop at TMT Lab
February 21st, 2023 Education & Outreach

Nineteen Caltech Planet Finder Academy high school students from across the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) recently visited the TMT Lab in Monrovia. TMT System Scientist Warren Skidmore welcomed the group and ran a special workshop for the students.

Beautiful Photos of Green Comet C/2022 E3
February 17th, 2023 Science & Astronomy

TMT staff interest in astronomy goes well beyond building one of the largest and most technology-advanced ground-based telescopes! Tomas Chylek, Sr. Opto-Mechanical Engineer, and Denis Zaytsev, Observatory Software QA Engineer, are also skilled amateur astronomers who spend endless nights capturing the beauty of our sky by setting up their telescopes and cameras within the darkest regions surrounding Los Angeles.

Call for TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) Applications
January 27th, 2023 Science & Astronomy

TMT is currently accepting applications for its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) until March 1, 2023.

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