Thirty Meter Telescope

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Recent News

Hawaii Third Circuit Court Upholds TMT Conservation District Use Permit

04.4.2014

Judge Greg Nakamura of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii ruled in favor of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Wednesday, upholding an approval by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) of a Conservation District Use Permit for TMT. This moves the $1.3 billion project another step closer to starting construction in the summer of 2014. more »

University Approves Lease for Largest Telescope
West Hawaii Today

02.21.2014

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 »

TMT and "Journey through the Universe" 2014

02.11.2014

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 »

The State of the State and TMT

01.22.2014

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 »

TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone on The Colbert Report

12.4.2013

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 »

GEMS in Hawaii

11.22.2013

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 »