Recent News

6 Apr 2015
Canada will pay nearly $250 million over the next decade to help build the world's largest telescope. The federal government will give up to $243.5 million over the next 10 years toward the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Monday.
5 Jan 2015
Sometime in 2023, a 30-metre man-made "eye" will open atop the Hawaiian volcanic dome of Mauna Kea in search of life beyond the solar system. And India would have contributed its "iris".
3 Dec 2014
On Tuesday, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan signed a multilateral agreement admitting India‘s participation in the development of the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) in Hawaii.

Upcoming Events

  • TMT 2015 Science Forum: “Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT”: 2015 June 23 - 25, Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Washington D.C.
    The annual Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Science Forum brings together members of the international community to meet, collaborate, and plan for future TMT science programs. The Forum is the premier opportunity to learn about the status of the observatory, its instrumentation and adaptive optics systems, and to get involved in shaping the future of TMT.
  • TMT-India Science and Instrumentation Workshop: 2015 June 11 - 13, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
    TMT-India has initiated a workshop series to educate and involve the indian community of astronomers and engineers in various activites related to the upcoming mega-facilty