Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

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TMT Background - Get the Facts


TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a listing of some balanced news stories. The site can be accessed at: more »

TMT to Conduct Site Preparation


A small crew of local workers will go to the Thirty Meter Telescope site this month to conduct site preparation activities, starting with equipment maintenance and repairs. An exact date has not been announced. more »

Statewide Poll Results Show Strong Support for TMT; Results Released Today


On the following pages are the results of a statewide scientific public opinion poll conducted in October 2015 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Total sample size was n=613 residents, 18 years of age and older, conducted via both cell phone and landline. The poll quota sampled for key demographic characteristics (e.g. more »

TMT Project Progresses With Work Being Accomplished By Partners Worldwide


TMT Project Progresses With Work Being Accomplished By Partners Worldwide Mirror Production For Telescope Is Underway In Japan more »

Third Maunakea Observatory Set for Decommissioning


[From University of Hawaii] - The University of Hawaii has identified the third observatory to be decommissioned and removed from the summit of Maunake more »

TMT Responds to President Obama’s Announcement of the Kamaaina Observatory Experience at White House Astronomy Night


PASADENA, CALIF (October 19, 2015) – Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board: more »