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 project to build and operate a 30-m telescope located on Mauna Kea, HI. The program will consist of talks and workshop discussions exploring TMT science, first-light and future instruments, observatory operations, archiving and data products, key projects and cross-partnership collaborations, and astronomy education and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities.
There is no registration fee for the forum and anyone with an interest in TMT-enabled science are welcome to attend.
The TMT Forum also provides an opportunity to engage the broad US astronomical community in the Observatory planning based on a new Cooperative Agreement between the TMT and the US National Science Foundation. For more information, see http://tmt.org/news-center/engaging-us-astronomy-community-nsf-awards-partnership-planning-grant-tmt.
Registration for the forum is now open at the conference website. As part of the NSF-TMT agreement, some travel funding will be available for US community members (who are not at TMT institutions) to attend the forum. To request consideration for travel funding, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, institutional affiliation, and areas of interest relevant to TMT.