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TMT Open House at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting
December 30th, 2014 Science & Astronomy

TMT will host an Open House at the annual American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA on Monday, 5 January, at 5:30 pm, in room 6B.

India Joins the Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member
December 2nd, 2014

Today in New Delhi, officials of the government of India signed documents establishing the country as a full partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. An international collaboration of institutions in the USA, Canada, Japan, India and China, the TMT project is working towards building a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory at Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund - $1 Million Annually to Benefit Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM Disciplines
November 13th, 2014 Education & Outreach

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has launched THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and to become the workforce for higher paying science and technology jobs in Hawaii’s 21st century economy. TMT’s founding gift of $1 million marks the beginning of the construction phase of astronomy’s next-generation telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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Pasadena Power - TMT Business Manager Phil Lindquist Painting Featured in Exhibition
November 10th, 2014 Education & Outreach

A painting by TMT International Observatory Business Manager Phil Lindquist was selected for the "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV" exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. The painting, "Pasadena Power", oil 30" x 30", shows the view of a power plant across from the TMT Project Office.

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On-Site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii; Watch Worldwide by Webcast
October 3rd, 2014 Engineering & Technology

On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

India's Participation in TMT Approved by the Union Cabinet
September 24th, 2014 TMT Partners News

The Union Cabinet of India chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA at a total cost of Rs. 1299.8 crores from 2014-23.

A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars
August 27th, 2014 TMT Partners News

A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Konan University and the University of Hyogo in Japan, the University of Notre Dame, and New Mexico State University has used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope to discover a distant low-mass star, dubbed SDSS J0018-0939. This special star exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a...

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Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii
July 28th, 2014 Engineering & Technology

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership. Contingent on that decision, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Directors, the project's new governing body, recently approved the initial phase of construction, with...

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Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit
July 19th, 2014 Education & Outreach

The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high school students and educators from the TMT partner countries: Japan, China, India, Canada and the United States (Hawaii Island).

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TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada
June 9th, 2014 Engineering & Technology

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly - a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope - at the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). The assembly will be unveiled at a reception at 5:30pm EDT, Monday, June 9 at the Hotel Chateau Laurier, in Quebec City, Canada.

TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s
May 6th, 2014 Science & Astronomy

TMT and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on July 17-19, 2014. The TMT Science Forum is an an annual gathering of astronomers, educators, and observatory staff, who meet to explore TMT science, instrumentation, observatory operations, archiving and data processing, astronomy education, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) issues.

Hawaii Third Circuit Court Upholds TMT Conservation District Use Permit
April 4th, 2014

Judge Greg Nakamura of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii ruled in favor of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Wednesday, upholding an approval by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) of a Conservation District Use Permit for TMT. This moves the $1.3 billion project another step closer to starting construction in the summer of 2014.

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TMT and "Journey through the Universe" 2014
February 11th, 2014

Join TMT at the Journey through the Universe 10th anniversary celebration in association with ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s 8th annual Family Science Day on Sunday, March 9, 2014. This celebration is free to the community and the first 500 keiki (kids) visitors will receive a free gift. Enjoy activity booths, out-of-this world astronomy presentations, and much more.

The State of the State and TMT
January 22nd, 2014

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie gave his State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 21. In his remarks, Governor Abercrombie discussed astronomy in Hawaii and the role of TMT.

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