Episode 351: The Science of TMT – May 20, 2015


Today the spotlight is on our guests, as we’ll jump right into conversations with a couple of special news guests. On the local front, Jonas Vibell and Blake Burris will first tell us about the upcoming Reboot the Commute app challenge. Then Jyotika Virmani, Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, will tell us about the contest, and its finalists. Finally, we will explore the scientific potential of the Thirty Meter Telescope, IfA astronomers Roy Gal and Jessica Lu and TMT Board member Mike Bolte. What is the legacy of Hawaii astronomy, and what will the TMT add to our knowledge of the universe?

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