Thirty-Meter Telescope Funded

Caltech’s Thirty Meter Telescope (formerly known as the California Extremely Large Telescope) has received $17.5 million for a detailed design study from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Construction of the observatory at a yet undetermined site in Hawaii, Chile, or Mexico could be completed by 2012.

Posted on October 24, 2003
Filed Under Science, Space | 3 Comments


3 Responses to “Thirty-Meter Telescope Funded”

  1. Tania on February 3rd, 2004 1:08 pm

    Just one quick question. Assuming that TMT will live up to the potential that Astronomers think it has, do you think that the TMT is a good way to spend Canadian tax dollars? Please Justify.

    Thank you

  2. Craig on February 3rd, 2004 4:41 pm

    Actually, I’m surprised to see that the Canadians are even contemplating contributing to the funding. It’s only justified if you believe that science is important….

  3. deb on March 3rd, 2004 2:36 pm

    It’s not just Cal Tech’s project — much of the conceptual work on this was done by astronomers and astrophysicists at UC Santa Cruz. We have matching funds for this project as well!

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