Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

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TMT Background - Get the Facts

04.13.2015

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: www.MaunakeaandTMT.org. more »

Canadian Federal Government announces $70 million award to Dynamic Structures for supply of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure

07.2.2015

[From Empire Industries ; VANCOUVER] - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced on June 30 that Dynamic Structures, a division of Empire Industries Ltd., will receive up to $70 million to build the precision-ste more »

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 »