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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward

In a press conference Tuesday (May 26) Governor David Ige committed to allow the Thirty Meter Telescope construction to move ahead. Gov Ige also announced a plan for the future stewardship of Mauna Kea.

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Protestors against TMT construction continue vigil on Mauna Kea

Kanaka protectors and supporters continue to maintain their vigil at 9,000 feet above sea level to protect Mauna Kea, also known as Mauna a Wakea, on Hawaii Island amidst growing support pouring in from around the globe. The protectors insist on monitoring the summit of Mauna Kea despite Hawaii Governor Ige’s announcement that the temporary […]

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Thirty Meter Telescope will extend the timeout for construction on Mauna Kea

Saturday (April 11), Governor David Ige announced, while in Hilo, that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) team has informed him it will postpone construction until Monday, April 20, 2015. “I thank TMT for its willingness to be respectful and sensitive to all of Hawai‘i – its special people, its sense of place and its unique […]

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Group rallying to cease TMT construction continues vigilance

Kanaka protectors representing several islands in the Hawaiian Islands, and a multi-ethnic group of international supporters continue to maintain their vigil at 9,000 feet above sea level to protect Mauna Kea, also known as Mauna a Wakea, on Hawaii Island. The protectors insist on monitoring the summit of Mauna Kea despite Hawaii Governor Ige’s declaration […]

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Twelve persons were arrested Thursday (April 2) after blocking access to construction workers who were en route to the summit of Mauna Kea to begin work on the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

“During the arrests, our officers practiced the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s core value of compassion,” said Assistant Chief Henry Tavares, who oversees police operations in East Hawaiʻi.

Dozen protesters arrested on Mauna Kea for blocking roadway

Twelve persons were arrested Thursday (April 2) after blocking access to construction workers who were en route to the summit of Mauna Kea to begin work on the Thirty-Meter Telescope. “During the arrests, our officers practiced the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s core value of compassion,” said Assistant Chief Henry Tavares, who oversees police operations in East […]

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Thirty Meter Telescope ready to begin construction

Henry Yang: ‘It has been an amazing journey for TMT, from idea to shovel-ready project’

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TMT Collaborative Board and guests gathered Oct. 23-24 in Beijing. (Photo courtesy of TMT)

TMT in China: One world, one universe, one dream

MEDIA RELEASE The TMT Collaborative Board of Directors met in Beijing, China this week. The Board meets quarterly and this marks the first time the Board has gathered in China. Guests included several Chinese officials, including Xu Guanhua, the former Minister of Science and Technology, Cao Guoying, the Vice Director General for the Department of […]

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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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Illustration of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Thirty Meter Telescope submits proposal for partnership with National Science Foundation

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has submitted a funding proposal on April 16, 2012 to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan a potential partnership between the organizations. The proposal, if approved, will allow TMT to benefit from full engagement with the United States’ astronomical community in the years ahead. The community, in turn, […]

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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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The 2012 Franklin Institute Award in electrical engineering was awarded to TMT project scientist, Jerry Nelson. The winners were announced today by the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute, which is one of the country's oldest and premier centers of science education and development.

TMT’s Nelson honored with Franklin Institute Award for electrical engineering

The 2012 Franklin Institute Award in electrical engineering was awarded to TMT project scientist, Jerry Nelson. The winners were announced today by the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute, which is one of the country’s oldest and premier centers of science education and development.

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Dr. Masanori Iye, Director of the TMT Project Office of the NAOJ, was decorated with the Medal with Purple Ribbon (Shiju Houshou). This honor was given to him not only for his excellence in leading cutting-edge research in astronomy but also for his numerous contributions to the academic world during his lengthy career.

Dr. Iye awarded with Medal with Purple Ribbon for astronomy work

Dr. Masanori Iye, Director of the TMT Project Office of the NAOJ, was decorated with the Medal with Purple Ribbon (Shiju Houshou). This honor was given to him not only for his excellence in leading cutting-edge research in astronomy but also for his numerous contributions to the academic world during his lengthy career.

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Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

Thirty Meter Telescope Director Masanori Iye receives Toray Gold Medal

Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

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Soroptimist International of Kona invites the public to attend the August program meeting at the Royal Kona Resort on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:45 am.  The featured speaker will be Sandra Dawson, Task Leader for the Site Master Planning and the Hawaii representative for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope Project, astronomy’s next-generation observatory. It will be the most advanced and capable telescope on Earth. She will focus on drawing in local young women to be part of this scientific achievement.

Dawson of Thirty Meter Telescope guest speaker Tuesday (Aug 24)

Soroptimist International of Kona invites the public to attend the August program meeting at the Royal Kona Resort on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:45 am. The featured speaker will be Sandra Dawson, Task Leader for the Site Master Planning and the Hawaii representative for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope Project, astronomy’s next-generation observatory. It will […]

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