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A collection of recent TMT press releases and articles featuring TMT.

Meet TMT at the Annual Science Forum 2017: "Beyond First Light”

07.22.2017

Pasadena, CA (July 20, 2017) – Calling all scientists, engineers, students, educators and astronomers! TMT will host its fifth annual TMT Science Forum from November 7-9, 2017, at the Infosys... more »

Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope Meeting Convenes

07.10.2017

Tenerife, Wednesday (July 10, 2017) – The fifth edition of the Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope meeting (AO4ELT) was recently held in Puerto de la Cruz, in the Canary island of... more »

ThoughtWorks Team Gathers at TMT Project Office for Second Inception Meeting

07.06.2017

Pasadena, CA (June 26, 2017) – The TMT Observatory Software team, the Indian TMT Coordination Center (ITCC), ThoughtWorks software engineers and remote participants in India and Germany... more »

Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility

06.13.2017

An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California. more »

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, pioneering designer of large telescopes, dies at age 73

06.13.2017

[From University of California - Santa Cruz] - Jerry Nelson, a pioneering astronomer known for his innovative designs for advanced telescopes, died June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 73. more »

TMT Communications and Information Systems Kick-off Meetings

06.07.2017

Pasadena, CA (May 25, 2017) – Managers and technical representatives of TMT and Sev1Tech Inc., an IT consulting firm, recently gathered at TMT’s Project Office for a detailed overview of... more »

Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory

05.18.2017

One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT’s mirror... more »

2017 05 12: Can TMT Image Habitable Planets? Speaker: Dr. Olivier Guyon, SCExAO Project Scientist

05.10.2017

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TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) Review

05.09.2017

Pasadena, CA (May --, 2017) – The TMT Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS) team held a key review at the TMT Project Office on May 2-3, 2017. WFOS is planned to be one of TMT’s first-... more »

TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Convenes in Pasadena

05.01.2017

A combination of face-to-face and remote participants attended the TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena on April 27 & 28, 2017, to develop science-... more »