Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy's next generation observatory.


Site Information: Annual Community Benefit Package

TMT has from the beginning, after discussions with academic and community leaders on the Big Island and review with the Board of Regents, committed to an annual $1 million community benefit package, which will provide funding for locally chosen and managed educational programs on Hawai’i Island. The Hawaii Island New Knowledge Fund, or THINK Fund, will be administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation, with input from Hawaii Island Advisory Committees. The fund will begin in autumn 2014.