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TMT Cuts Short First Day of Construction Restart For Safety Reasons

06.24.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “This is a difficult day for Hawaii and TMT. As we attempted to begin our work today, we were met by protests that regrettably resulted in some arrests. Boulders blocked our access to the construction site and the Department of Land and Natural Resources deemed it unsafe for us to proceed. For the safety of our team, we made the decision to bring them off the mountain and we are planning to resume when the issue... more »

TMT Partners Agree to Restart Construction of Telescope Project

06.20.2015

Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: “After more than two months of consultation, education, and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that the TMT International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the morning of Wednesday, June 24. more »

TMT Partners Commit to Helping Hawaii's Youth Reach for the Stars

06.10.2015

 PASADENA, CALIF – Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »

China Student Wins Special TMT Award at 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

06.9.2015

As part of its commitment to invest in the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project awarded a special grand prize at the recent 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). more »

UH Implementation Plan for Improved Stewardship of Maunakea

06.1.2015

[From University of Hawaii] - Statement from UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney: Over the past months the University of Hawaii has received substantial input regarding our stewardship of Maunakea. Governor David Ige’s statement on May 26 is consistent with what we have heard from the community. We accept that the university has not yet met all of our obligations to the mountain or the expectations of the community. For that, we apologize and lay out this... more »

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii to End Operations

05.28.2015

[From Caltech Submillimeter Observatory] - After almost 29 years, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will end operations of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) in Hawaii in September, 2015. As previously announced, Caltech will begin the planning for the dismantling of the observatory. This process will be planned in close coordination with the Office of Mauna Kea Management, University of Hawaii at Hilo, to ensure that it is undertaken promptly and in a culturally and... more »