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TMT's Jerry Nelson Honored with Franklin Institute Award
December 19th, 2011 TMT Partners News

If the success of the people behind the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is any measure, this planned next-generation astronomical observatory looks set to accomplish a great deal. The latest accolade is the awarding of a 2012 Franklin Institute Award in electrical engineering to the TMT project scientist, Jerry Nelson. The winners were...

Caltech Named World's Top University in New Times Higher Education Global Ranking
November 7th, 2011 TMT Partners News

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2011–2012 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities, displacing Harvard University from the top spot for the first time in the survey's eight-year history. Caltech is a founding partner in the TMT project.

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Inspiration Is The Ultimate Goal
October 20th, 2011 Education & Outreach

A chance encounter and pitch from Holualoa PTO Treasurer Kari Kimura turned into a new laptop computer from the Thirty Meter Telescope for Holualoa Elementary School's First Robotics Program.

TMT Teams Up with Expanded USA Science & Engineering Festival for 2012 Event in Washington, D.C. to Inspire Next Generation of Innovators
October 4th, 2011 Education & Outreach

The world's largest celebration of science and engineering, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, has announced its return to Washington, D.C., April 28-29, 2012, and TMT will once again be a sponsor and exhibitor. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel's hit TV series MythBusters, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are among the science superstars signed up to join the Festival Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention...

TMT Teams Up with Expanded USA Science & Engineering Festival for 2012 Event in Washington, D.C. to Inspire Next Generation of Innovators
October 4th, 2011 Education & Outreach

The world's largest celebration of science and engineering, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, has announced its return to Washington, D.C., April 28-29, 2012, and TMT will once again be a sponsor and exhibitor. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel's hit TV series MythBusters, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are among the science superstars signed up to join the Festival Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention...

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TMT Director in Japan Receives Toray Gold Medal
September 6th, 2011 TMT Partners News

Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

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Transforming our Understanding of the Universe with the Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
July 29th, 2011 Science & Astronomy

With the sharpest and most sensitive images ever taken in the near infrared, TMT and IRIS will open our eyes to the Universe in exciting new ways, exploring everything from dwarf planets at the orbit of Pluto to the most distant galaxies ever explored near the dawn of cosmic time.

Aloha, Mr. Roboto: TMT Powers Up Hawaiian Student Robotics Teams
July 5th, 2011

Although known for its gorgeous beaches and aloha lifestyle, the state of Hawaii is also home to a host of impressive and successful student robotics programs. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is sponsoring several of these robotics clubs with the goal of encouraging fun and learning today that can translate into careers in science and technology tomorrow.

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Aloha, Mr. Roboto: TMT Powers Up Hawaiian Student Robotics Teams
July 5th, 2011 Education & Outreach

Although known for its gorgeous beaches and aloha lifestyle, the state of Hawaii is also home to a host of impressive and successful student robotics programs. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is sponsoring several of these robotics clubs with the goal of encouraging fun and learning today that can translate into careers in science and technology tomorrow.

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A Dark and Stormy Night
June 20th, 2011 Education & Outreach

Sandra Dawson presents the Universe Tonight monthly talk.