Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en TMT’s Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Proceeding to Final Design Phase http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt%E2%80%99s-infrared-imaging-spectrograph-iris-proceeding-final-design-phase <p><strong>Pasadena, CA &ndash; Nov. 13, 2017</strong>&ndash; Following a successful second IRIS Preliminary Design Phase Review (PDR-2) at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, IRIS is proceeding into its Final Design phase.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1457">IRIS Preliminary Design Review part 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/rendering-vacuum-vessel-tmt-infrared-imaging-spectrograph-iris-science-cryosta">Rendering of the vacuum vessel for TMT Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Science Cryostat.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/model-design-tmt-infrared-imaging-spectrograph-iris">Model Design of TMT Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS).</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt%E2%80%99s-infrared-imaging-spectrograph-iris-proceeding-final-design-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:56:57 +0000 wilbur 1456 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Signs Contract with Coherent Inc. to Polish Mirror Blanks * TMT primary mirrors enter production * http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-signs-contract-coherent-inc-polish-mirror-blanks-tmt-primary-mirrors-enter-productio <p><b>Pasadena, November 7, 2017 &ndash;</b> Marking a major production milestone, TMT has entered into a contract with Coherent Inc., one of the world&rsquo;s leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers, to polish its U.S. manufactured primary mirrors (M1) segments.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-primary-mirror-segment-prototype">TMT Primary Mirror Segment Prototype.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/coherent%E2%80%99s-two-dimensional-profilometer-2dp">Coherent’s Two Dimensional Profilometer (2DP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-signs-contract-coherent-inc-polish-mirror-blanks-tmt-primary-mirrors-enter-productio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:43:40 +0000 wilbur 1455 at http://www.tmt.org TMT WFOS China Partnership Meeting http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-wfos-china-partnership-meeting <p><b>Beijing, China (October 16, 2017) &ndash;</b> Representatives from the Thirty Meter Telescope&rsquo;s (TMT&rsquo;s) Wide-Field Optical Spectrograph (WFOS) team and TMT&rsquo;s China partners gathered recently in China to discuss potential collaboration during the next stage of the conceptual design of WFOS.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-wfos-china-partnership-meeting">TMT WFOS China Partnership Meeting.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-wfos-china-partnership-meeting-participants">TMT WFOS China Partnership Meeting Participants.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-wfos-china-partnership-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:17:47 +0000 wilbur 1451 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Communications and Information System Ready to Enter Preliminary Design Phase http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-communications-and-information-system-ready-enter-preliminary-design-phase <p>Last month, the TMT Communications and Information System (CIS) passed a key test, making it ready to enter its preliminary design phase. A Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) was held at the Project Office in Pasadena to evaluate the proposed conceptual design solution and the technical trade-offs considered for TMT&rsquo;s network and security needs.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1445">TMT’s software and system engineers with the Sev1Tech team during the CIS Conceptual Design Review, on September 13, 2017, at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, CA. </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/capture-video-displays-used-during-tmt-cis-codr-meeting-illustrating-interacti">Capture of the video displays used during TMT CIS CoDR meeting, illustrating the interactive discussions between reviewers located at the project office in Pasadena and some remote participants (Andy Wright, ESO, and Eduardo Toro, Gemini-South). </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-communications-and-information-system-ready-enter-preliminary-design-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:13:48 +0000 wilbur 1448 at http://www.tmt.org Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves Conservation District Use Permit to Build TMT on Maunakea http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-board-land-and-natural-resources-approves-conservation-district-use-permit-build- <p>The State of Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) deliberated and decided to approve a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) that would allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea on Hawaii Island.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/contested-case-process-hawaii-maunakeaandtmtorg">The Contested Case Process in Hawaii (at MaunakeaAndTMT.org)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-board-land-and-natural-resources-approves-conservation-district-use-permit-build-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:17:24 +0000 gordon 1443 at http://www.tmt.org TMT begins investigating the ideas for future instruments http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-begins-investigating-ideas-future-instruments-0 <p class="rtecenter"><span><strong>Call for TMT Instrumentation White Papers:</strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 13px;">The Thirty Meter Telescope Project, in concert with its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), announces a call for white papers proposing design studies for new instruments, adaptive optics systems, or other technical developments that would significantly enhance the scientific capability of TMT beyond first-light.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/tmt-instrumentation-overview">TMT Instrumentation Overview</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/infrared-imager-and-spectrometer-iris">InfraRed Imager and Spectrometer (IRIS)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/wide-field-optical-spectrometer-wfos">Wide-Field Optical Spectrometer (WFOS)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/infrared-multi-slit-spectrometer-irms">InfraRed Multi-slit Spectrometer (IRMS)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/renderings/instrument-layout">Instrument Layout</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/information-am2-performance">Information on AM2 performance</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/observatory/adaptive-optics">Adaptive Optics</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/observatory/instruments">Instruments</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/second-generation-instruments">Second Generation Instruments</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/observatory-requirements-document">The Observatory Requirements Document</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/science-based-requirements-document">The Science-based Requirements Document</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/nfiraos-overview-ao4elt5-meeting-2017">NFIRAOS Overview - AO4ELT5 Meeting 2017</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ucsd-iris-lab">UCSD IRIS Lab</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ucr-irms-group-page">UCR IRMS Group page</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/maunakea-and-orm-site-studies">Maunakea and ORM Site Studies</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-begins-investigating-ideas-future-instruments-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000 was 1431 at http://www.tmt.org