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Illustration of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Astronomy, engineering summit a success

MEDIA RELEASE The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought together high school students and educators from China, Japan, India, Canada and the Big Island for four days of […]

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NAOJ & NAOC sign TMT Master Agreement (photo courtesy of Thirty Meter Telescope)

Thirty Meter Telescope months away from breaking ground

Roya Sabri | Hawaii 24/7 Reporter Astronomers and laymen have little more than eight months to wait for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) groundbreaking — a day 12 years in the making. While others wait, Sandra Dawson, TMT Task Leader for site planning, is working through a 205 line item schedule to construction. The TMT […]

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Japan signals commitment to TMT project

MEDIA RELEASE In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project’s five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation astronomical observatory. On Wednesday, May 15, the Japanese parliament, known as the Diet, passed a fiscal year 2013 budget that includes key funding provisions 1,244 […]

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Akamai Observatory summer session (June 10-21)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Akamai Observatory Career Exploration Summer Session WHEN: June 10-21 WHERE: Kealakehe High School TMT, in partnership Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) and Hawaii Community College, encourages high school students to sign up for this summer’s Akamai Observatory Career Exploration session, offered June 10-21 at Kealakehe High School. Developed to inspire students to explore […]

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BLNR approves TMT on Mauna Kea

MEDIA RELEASE Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island. The state Board of Land and Natural Resources announced it has granted a permit to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project to build and operate the next-generation observatory near the summit of Mauna Kea. With […]

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NSF awards partnership-planning grant to TMT

MEDIA RELEASE The National Science Foundation has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corporation to explore a potential partnership between the organizations. The award is a milestone for the TMT project, initiating a broad dialog between TMT, the NSF and the United States’ astronomical community. The partnership-planning award also paves the […]

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Free astronomy workshop for teachers (Oct. 26-27)

MEDIA RELEASE What makes the Sun a star? What are the impacts of sunspots on Earth? What are the Earth’s defenses against the sun’s harmful rays? How can the Faulkes Telescope be used in educational programs? These are just a few of the many questions to be answered in a free Teacher Training and Astronomy […]

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Private foundations fund new astronomy tool

MEDIA RELEASE The W. M. Keck Observatory has been awarded two major grants to help build a $4 million laser system as the next leap forward in a technology which already enables ground-based telescopes to exceed the observational power of telescopes in space. The new laser, when installed on the current adaptive optics system on […]

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TMT Science Advisory Committee meeting on island

TMT Science Advisory Committee meeting on island

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The Science Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Thirty Meter Telescope board, is meeting for the first time on the Big Island this week. In addition to a three-day slate of meetings, the agenda featured a site visit Monday – the first time some of the astronomers and […]

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Hilo, Kohala, Waiakea, Kealakehe, Earl's Garage receive funds to boost programs

TMT powers up student robotics team

Hilo, Kohala, Waiakea, Kealakehe, Earl’s Garage receive funds to boost programs

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Honoring Ed Stevens, commitment to Mauna Kea

MEDIA RELEASE The serious mission of the Mauna Kea Management Board is generally reflected in its agendas replete with action items regarding initiatives to malama (take care of) Mauna Kea. The June 28 meeting was no exception, but it also came with a few surprises. The Mauna Kea Management Board, University of Hawaii Hilo, present […]

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At the conclusion of the AWI internship, students will give a 10-minute presentation at a capstone event

TMT-sponsored summer internship program

At the conclusion of the AWI internship, students will give a 10-minute presentation at a capstone event

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BLNR approves Thirty Meter Telescope, contested case hearing

BLNR approves Thirty Meter Telescope, contested case hearing

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has unanimously approved a permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The board, which met Friday on Oahu, also OK’d a request by opponents for a contested case hearing. No date has been announced. Opponents have said the […]

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TMT hearings slated in Hilo, Kona (Dec. 2-3)

TMT hearings slated in Hilo, Kona (Dec. 2-3)

MEDIA RELEASE The state has scheduled two public hearings in December to gather input on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope. Department of Land and Natural Resources staff are gathering testimony for a pending Conservation District Use Application. The Board of Land and Natural Resources will vote on the request to construct the telescope after the […]

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