La Palma: Current Status of the Project

While Maunakea continues to be TIO’s preferred site, TMT investigated alternative sites to ensure construction can begin in a timely fashion. From February 2016 through October 2016, four potential sites for the TMT were evaluated to provide an alternative location for the observatory. All of the alternative sites considered were excellent for carrying out the core science of the TMT and the interactions with potential host countries and organizations were uniformly very positive. On October 31st, 2016, the TIO Board of Directors selected the ‘Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos’ (ORM), in La Palma, on the Canary Islands (Spain) as … Continue reading La Palma: Current Status of the Project