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Journey Through the Universe Celebrates 20 Years of Exploration on Hawai‘i Island
January 30th, 2024 Education & Outreach

Celebrating its 20th consecutive year on Hawaiʻi Island, the flagship Journey Through the Universe program brings the Universe to students and the community in early February 2024.

TMT Female Engineer Inspires Future Innovators at the Girls Scouts of Hawai'i STEM Fest!
December 7th, 2023 Education & Outreach

On 10 November 2023, Angelic Ebbers, TMT’s lead controls software engineer spearheaded a hands-on engineering activity at the TMT booth during the Girl Scouts of Hawai'i STEM Fest. The goal of this annual event is to inspire and encourage young women to pursue educational paths and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

A Great AstroDay in Hilo
May 16th, 2023 Education & Outreach

Closely following the international Astronomy Day celebration, Hilo AstroDay was hosted at Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo, to share the joy of astronomy and knowledge with local communities on Saturday 6 May.

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.

2022 AstroDay West Hawaiʻi
November 10th, 2022 Community Engagement

AstroDay 2022, led by the University of Hawai‘i’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA), is dedicated to sharing the amazing science of astronomy and the incredible discoveries made by telescopes throughout the state of Hawaiʻi. The IfA brought together the Maunakea Observatories and various other organizations for a fun filled day engaging ʻohana in Kailua-Kona.

National Science Foundation Begins Environmental Review Process
July 19th, 2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to initiate Section 106 consultation for a potential NSF investment in the construction and operation of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

TMT Participates in Journey Through the Universe 2022 on Hawaiʻi Island
April 11th, 2022 Education & Outreach

Journey Through the Universe (Journey), one of the leading astronomy education and outreach programs on Hawaiʻi Island, recently brought together students and teachers with astronomers, engineers and STEM professionals.

TMT Appoints Dr. Fengchuan Liu as Project Manager
November 22nd, 2021

Dr. Fengchuan Liu has been named project manager of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), where he will lead the observatory design and development. He most recently served as acting project manager and was also the deputy project manager from 2015 to 2020. He is currently based in Hilo on Hawaii Island.

TMT was at AstroDay in Kona
November 18th, 2021 Education & Outreach

TMT was pleased to join the Maunakea Observatories in celebrating AstroDay on November 14, 2021 at Kona Commons Shopping Center in Kona. AstroDay continues to be a leading community outreach program for the observatories. This time around, the AstroDay celebration event was back “in-person,” with its share of free, family-friendly astronomy activities.

TMT Hilo and friends volunteering at the Hawaii Food Basket
September 7th, 2021 Community Engagement

TMT's family and friends helping at the Hilo Food Basket.

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