A collection of recent TMT press releases and articles featuring TMT.
In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project's five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation... more »
TMT, in partnership Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) and Hawaii Community College, encourages high school students to sign up for this summer's Akamai Observatory Career Exploration session, offered... more »
Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island. The Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) announced that... more »
The Thirty-Meter Telescope Observatory will host the inaugural "TMT Science Forum" on July 22 and 23, 2013 at the Waikoloa Resort on the island of Hawaii. The TMT is an international... more »
Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a cooperative agreement to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation to explore a potential partnership between the organizations.... more »
The Thirty Meter Telescope, in limbo for more than a year, moved a huge step closer to approval with the release Friday of a long-awaited hearing officer's report in support of the University of Hawaii's request to build the giant observatory. more »
A team of astronomers have proved it's possible to see volcanic eruptions on Io — a moon of Jupiter — from our perch on Earth hundreds of millions of miles away. The team used three large telescopes (8 to 10 meters in diameter) to watch over Io during the past 8 years: W.M. Keck II and Gemini North at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and Chile's Very Large Telescope No. 4.
Franck Marchis, lead investigator of the study, estimates there are 7 telescopes in the world that can do the same kind of searches today, but there are more telescopes under construction that will make the technology even better. When TMT is ready in 2021, the images it will produce will be just 22 miles in resolution, Marchis said. more »
Last weekend the gears were humming at Kealakehe High School, as the Hawaii Island VEX Robotics Tournament and Robotics Exploration & Showcase, sponsored by Thirty Meter Telescope, brought... more »
Know a West Hawaii Middle or High School teacher? TMT and the UH Institute for Astronomy will be sponsoring a free teachers workshop Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at Kealakehe... more »
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious... more »