Thirty Meter Telescope

Near the center of Pasadena, California, and at various locations around the world, a team of scientists, engineers, and project specialists is busily planning and designing what eventually will become one the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on Earth. When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) with a 492 segment, 30 meter diameter primary mirror will enable astronomers to study objects in our own solar system and stars throughout our Milky Way and its neighboring galaxies, and forming galaxies at the very edge of the observable Universe, near the beginning of time.