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TMT Observatory Safety System Passes Preliminary Design Review
December 20th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

TMT recently achieved another significant milestone, with the successful preliminary design review of the Observatory Safety System (OSS). The review material was presented by TMT engineers Jimmy Johnson and Kayla Hardie from the project office.

Amazing Impact of THINK Fund Program on Hawaii Island
December 13th, 2019 Education & Outreach

The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund was launched in 2014 to improve educational opportunities for Hawaii Island students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.

First Two TMT Mirror Segment Demonstrators Installed at the Monrovia lab.
December 11th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Two full-size TMT Primary Segment demonstration assemblies fitted with aluminum mirror segments have been successfully installed into the Multi-Segment Integration & Test (MSIT) facility at the TMT lab.

TMT Science Forum 2019 in Xiamen, China
November 15th, 2019 TMT Partner News

Xiamen, China – 12 November, 2019 – The seventh Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Science Forum was held for the first time in China, in the city of Xiamen, Province of Fujian, earlier this month.

TMT Project Engineers at Vertical Laboratories in California test TMT Warping Harness Components
November 13th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The leaf springs required for TMT warping harness mechanism, supporting each one of the 492 primary active segments, are being tested and validated in an Environmental Simulation Laboratory.

TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Assembly Integration
November 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Work is underway at TMT Project Lab. near Pasadena.

TMT Board of Governor Member Dr. Saku Tsuneta Visits TMT Technical Lab
October 28th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), recently met with TMT experts at the technical laboratory in Monrovia, California. Dr. Tsuneta also serves as a member of the TMT Board of Governors, which is accountable for both financial decision-making and strategic planning for the TMT International Observatory.

TMT Common Software Successfully Passes Pre-Shipment Review
October 15th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The Thirty Meter Telescope Common Software (CSW), which has been under development the past two years, recently passed its pre-shipment review, meaning it is consistent with its original requirements and design and is ready for its future integration within TMT’s software infrastructure.

TMT Executive Director Dr. Edward Stone Receives 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
October 2nd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

TMT International Observatory Executive Director, Dr. Edward C. Stone, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his leadership on the Voyager project.

TMT’s Telescope Control System Passes Preliminary Design Review
October 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The TMT Telescope Control System (TCS) successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and is now ready to enter its final design phase.

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