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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Reaches Milestone

08/04/2013 08:45AM

Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Reaches Milestone

With the signing last week of a "master agreement" for the Thirty Meter Telescope — destined to be the most advanced and powerful optical telescope in the world — the University of California and UCLA moved a step closer to peering deeper into the cosmos than ever before. Work on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), named for its 30-meter primary mirror — three times the diameter of the largest existing telescopes — is scheduled to begin in April 2014 atop Hawaii's dormant Mauna Kea volcano. The TMT's scientific operations are slated to start in 2022.


Comments:

  • Neptune [David Standen]
  • 08/05/2013 09:12AM
Remindes me of the days of Palomar and the 200" scope. The excitment and 'buzz' of a new large optical telescope ready to probe the depths of the universe. Exciting stuff.
  • Mikelly [Michael David]
  • 08/06/2013 08:13PM
<blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="italic"><i>David Standen said:</i><br><br>Remindes me of the days of Palomar and the 200" scope. The excitment and 'buzz' of a new large optical telescope ready to probe the depths of the universe. Exciting stuff.</div></blockquote><br>Exciting indeed...30 meters will be a 1181.1" scope!! Go TMT!!!