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GEMS in Hawaii
November 22nd, 2013

Over three hundred fifth grade girls from the west side of Hawaii Island gathered in Kona on November 14 for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science, or GEMS, event.

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One World, One Universe, One Dream - TMT in China
October 24th, 2013

The TMT Collaborative Board of Directors met in Beijing, China this week. The Board meets quarterly and this marks the first time the Board has gathered in China.

International Science Development Teams - Call for Applications
October 19th, 2013 Science & Astronomy

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has instituted International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). These have been established to foster scientific collaboration across the TMT partnership and beyond, into the broader astronomical community.

TMT Science and Instrumentation Workshop: 'Astronomy in the TMT Era'
August 27th, 2013 TMT Partners News

TMT-Japan announces a two-day workshop, Astronomy in the TMT Era, in Tokyo, Japan, October 16-17, 2013.

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First Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit a Success - Hilo Hosted High School Students from China, Japan, India, Canada and Hawaii Island
August 25th, 2013 Education & Outreach

The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by TMT and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought together high school students and educators from China, Japan, India, Canada and the Big Island for four days of intense learning and interaction.

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Scientific Authorities Sign the TMT Master Agreement
July 26th, 2013 Science & Astronomy

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project announces today that all of the scientific authorities of the TMT partners have signed a Master Agreement. The Master Agreement document establishes a formal agreement amongst the international parties defining the project goals, establishing a governance structure and defining member party rights, obligations and benefits.

Pacific Astronomy and Education Summit Slated Next Month in Hilo
June 29th, 2013 Education & Outreach

To foster global collaboration in science, engineering and education, the Thirty Meter Telescope and the County of Hawaii are co-sponsoring a 4-day international education summit from July 23 through 26, 2013 at various locations at UH Hilo and the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Japan Signals Commitment to the TMT Project
June 3rd, 2013

In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project's five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation astronomical observatory.

2013 Akamai Observatory Career Exploration Looking for West Hawaii High School Students
May 20th, 2013 Education & Outreach

TMT, in partnership Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) and Hawaii Community College, encourages high school students to sign up for this summer's Akamai Observatory Career Exploration session, offered June 10th through June 21st at Kealakehe High School.

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TMT Takes Step Towards Construction after Approval by the Board of Land and Natural Resources
April 13th, 2013 Engineering & Technology

Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island. The Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) announced that it has granted a permit to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project to build and operate the next-generation observatory near the summit of Mauna Kea.