Thursday, April 12, 2018


Honolulu Star-Advertiser - April 12, 2018

The TMT International Observatory board, which for months has been saying it would decide by April whether to build the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, is meeting at its Pasadena headquarters this week with an announcement expected tomorrow.

Don’t be surprised if the announcement is a postponement of the decision.

Newspapers in Spain and the Canary Islands — home to TMT’s backup site — last month reported that members of the TMT governing board assured local officials that the decision about where to build the $1.4 billion observatory would be delayed until November....