Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en Hawaii Board of Land & Natural Resources Hears Final Arguments in Conservation District Use Permit Contested Case http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-board-land-natural-resources-hears-final-arguments-conservation-district-use-perm <p>[Hilo, HI &ndash; Sep. 20, 2017] The process to secure a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build TMT on Maunakea continued in Hawaii, as the state land board &ndash; also known as the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) &ndash; heard final oral arguments from all parties involved in the contested case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-board-land-natural-resources-hears-final-arguments-conservation-district-use-perm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:55:27 +0000 wilbur 1436 at http://www.tmt.org TMT releases semi-annual payment to the think fund in support of Hawaii island education http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-releases-semi-annual-payment-think-fund-support-hawaii-island-education <p>HILO, HAWAII – (September 18, 2017) – The Thirty Meter Telescope recently made the second-half of its $1 million annual payment to the THINK Fund, supporting educational opportunities for Hawaii Island students and teachers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-releases-semi-annual-payment-think-fund-support-hawaii-island-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:11:18 +0000 wilbur 1435 at http://www.tmt.org First TMT Mirror Segment Installed for Testing http://www.tmt.org/news-center/first-tmt-mirror-segment-installed-testing <p>On September 7, 2017, a TMT Primary Segment Assembly (PSA), fitted with an aluminum mirror segment, was successfully installed into the Multi-Segment Integration &amp; Test (MSIT) facility at the TMT lab in Monrovia, California.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/first-tmt-segment-installed-multi-segment-integration-and-test-facility-tmt-en">First TMT segment installed in the Multi-Segment Integration and Test Facility with TMT engineers from left: Fred Kamphues, Chris Carter, Bryan Smith and Alan Tubb.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/first-tmt-mirror-segment-installed-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:03:59 +0000 wilbur 1433 at http://www.tmt.org HARNESSING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXTREMELY LARGE TELESCOPES http://www.tmt.org/news-center/harnessing-next-generation-extremely-large-telescopes <p>Tomorrow&rsquo;s extremely large optical-infrared telescopes, TMT and ELT, are enabled by segmented, primary mirrors and advanced multi-conjugate adaptive optics systems. Each primary, active mirror is supported by a warping harness for periodic low-order optical corrections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/harnessing-next-generation-extremely-large-telescopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Article Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:29:52 +0000 wilbur 1430 at http://www.tmt.org 2017 08 24: Radio interferometer Projects to TMT with quest for Planet. Speaker: Dr. Masao Saito http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-08-24-radio-interferometer-projects-tmt-quest-planet-speaker-dr-masao-saito <p class="rtecenter"><strong>Announcing the next talk about science and engineering related to the Thirty Meter Telescope - TMTS series (Thirty Minutes (for) Talking Science)</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>Speaker: Dr. Masao Saito, TMT-J Telescope Group Leader, NAOJ</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/postermasaotmts">poster_masao_TMTS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-08-24-radio-interferometer-projects-tmt-quest-planet-speaker-dr-masao-saito" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TMT Science Talks Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:42:39 +0000 was 1429 at http://www.tmt.org Grace Under Pressure: TMT’s Rotating Enclosure http://www.tmt.org/news-center/grace-under-pressure-tmts-rotating-enclosure <p>As I write this, the final design for TMT&rsquo;s enclosure&mdash;a huge, moveable dome that will house the telescope&mdash;is nearing completion. A substantial portion of the final design has already been done, allowing for work to begin on the production readiness phase.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-enclosure-exploded-view">TMT Enclosure Exploded View</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/cross-sectional-view-tmt-enclosure">Cross Sectional View of TMT Enclosure</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/grace-under-pressure-tmts-rotating-enclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associate Project Manager Blog Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:27:06 +0000 wilbur 1425 at http://www.tmt.org