TMT Early-Career Initiative workshop, December 2-9, Pasadena, USA

We are pleased to announce that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory is sponsoring the annual TMT Early-Career Initiative workshop, open to astronomy and engineering graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals from the TMT partnership. This workshop is being offered through the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators and will be held in Pasadena, California, USA.

Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career professionals from Canada, China, India, Japan, Caltech, and University of California campuses are invited to apply! The workshop will be held from December 2-9, 2018. The TMT Science Forum is scheduled immediately afterwards, from December 10-12, also in Pasadena.


Please see the workshop website for more information:

Confirmed workshop presenters & instructors:

  • Gary Sanders, Project Manager, TMT
  • Claire Max, Director, University of California Observatories
  • Scott Roberts, Systems Engineering Group Leader, TMT
  • Warren Skidmore, Telescope Research Scientist, TMT
  • Christophe Dumas, Head of Operations, TMT
  • Shelley Wright, Project Scientist, TMT Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
  • Renate Kupke, Instrument Scientist, University of California Observatories
  • Lisa Hunter, Director, Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators, UC Santa Cruz

The workshop will include visits to the TMT project office, TMT lab in Monrovia, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and other relevant facilities in the Pasadena area.

Workshop application:

The priority application deadline is Friday, July 6, 2018.

Travel awards are available. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please apply!
Please contact Nicholas McConnell,, or Austin Barnes,, for more information about the workshop. We look forward to your applications!