Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum

July 22nd - 23rd 2013
Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Waikoloa, Hawaii

The Thirty-Meter Telescope Observatory will host the inaugural "TMT Science Forum" on July 22 and 23, 2013 at the Waikoloa Resort on the island of Hawaii. The TMT is an international project to build and operate a 30-m telescope located on Mauna Kea, HI. The program will consist of talks and workshop discussions exploring TMT science, first-light and future instruments, observatory operations, archiving and data products, key projects and cross-partnership collaborations, and astronomy education and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities.

The TMT Forum is an opportunity to engage the broad US astronomical community in the Observatory planning, including the development of international collaborations, based on a new Cooperative Agreement between the TMT and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

If you are interested in attending the Forum, please register by June 7, 2013.

As part of the NSF-TMT agreement, some travel funding will be available for US community members (who are not at TMT institutions) to attend the forum. To request consideration for travel funding, send an email to by May 23, 2013 with your name, institutional affiliation, and areas of interest relevant to TMT.