The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to sublease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of the world’s largest optical telescope.
The Board of Regents voted 15 to 1 to approve subleasing the land atop the Big Island volcano for the Thirty Meter Telescope. The university leases summit land, which hosts about a dozen telescopes in total, from the state. more »
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. more »
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. more »
On December 3, 2013, TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone appeared on The Colbert Report. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal from Stephen "Tiberius" Colbert and talked about "the significance of the ongoing Voyager 1 mission, from its launch in 1977 to its arrival in interstellar space." more »
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. more »
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.
Guests included several Chinese officials, including Xu Guanhua, the former Minister of Science and Technology, Cao Guoying, the Vice Director General for the Department of Basic Research and Xu Ruiming, Director General of the Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education, Chinese Academy of Sciences. more »