Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.

Recent News

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 »

Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

04.8.2015

Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that will build one of the world’s largest and most advanced astronomical observatories in Hawaii. more »

Thirty Meter Telescope Update and Background

04.6.2015

[Source - University of Hawaii News]: The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaii Island has prompted protests and media coverage. The telescope is being built in the 525-acre Astronomy Precinct, which is the only area astronomy development can take place. It is part of the 11,288-acre Maunakea Science Reserve that University of Hawaii (UH) has leased from the Department of Land and Natural Resources since 1968. more »

Canada Commits Share of Funds for Thirty Meter Telescope
CBC News

04.6.2015

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces Canada will provide up to $243.5 million over 10 years for TMT. more »

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible Across TMT Partnership

04.2.2015

[Text courtesy of TMT and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory]: On April 4, 2015 a total lunar eclipse will be visible across the TMT partnership. The moon will be in total eclipse for about 5 minutes, and the eclipse event will last for over 3 hours. The total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon" will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia. more »

TMT Science Forum 2015: "Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT"

03.6.2015

TMT announces the 2015 Science Forum titled “Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT.” The forum will be held June 23-25, 2015 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington D.C. more »