Making friends in High Places? Astronomy and Geophysics


ABSTRACT: In July an important decision was made by the board of the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory, selecting Mauna Kea in Hawaii as the site for the construction of the TMT, rather than Cerro Armazones in Chile. The announcement was made in IYA2009, 400 years after the invention of the telescope, a device that has allowed people of all sorts to gaze at the sky and make new discoveries.