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Governor Ige Signs Maunakea Administrative Rules
January 13th, 2020
Big Island Video News
Language: English

Governor David Ige has approved and signed the administrative rules for land managed by the University of Hawai‘i on Mauna Kea, state officials say. The rules, approved by the UH Board of...

TMT supporters rally at Hawai‘i Convention Center
January 6th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope waved signs and flags Sunday outside of the Hawai‘i Convention Center while a major astronomy conference was being held inside....

Hayashi Saeko: Three Decades Pushing the Limits of Astronomical Observation with the Subaru Telescope
December 18th, 2019
Nippon Communications Foundation
Language: English

Article about the work of Saeko Hayashi, Associate professor of astronomical science at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, at Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. She joined the Thirty Meter...

TMT reduces footprint
October 31st, 2019
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

I am a “retired” astronomer. Summing over my entire career, I’ve spent more than a year’s worth of 24-hour days up on the summit of Maunakea.

TMT official says Hawaii still preferred site, despite Spanish news report
October 30th, 2019
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

The Thirty Meter Telescope remains committed to building on Maunakea, contrary to reports published in a Canary Islands newspaper.

Mayor unveils Maunakea document that includes policy ‘pledges’ from state officials
October 1st, 2019

Mayor Harry Kim released a proposal Monday for Maunakea that includes pledges from Gov. David Ige and other officials promising to improve Native Hawaiian relations.

TMT: Separating Fact from Myth
August 19th, 2019
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

Debunking oft-cited claims of dynamite, nuclear power and more. Some opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope is being fueled by prominent people — celebrities, musicians and politicians — who...

Claims about TMT’s impact on watershed are just plain false, according to expert, EIS
August 5th, 2019

The most vocal opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope project has come from the perspective of the rights of indigenous people and the cultural significance of the site. However, the project...

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope
August 2nd, 2019
Honolulu Civil Beat

TMT officials say the world’s largest telescope will be a zero-waste facility, while the state has determined it doesn’t pose a risk to the Big Island’s water supply.

TMT Means Progress For Hawaii’s Future
July 18th, 2019
Honolulu Civil Beat

Growing up in Hilo I attended Ellison Onizuka Science Day practically every year, collecting “space swag” from the exhibits and classroom discussions. With my eye on the sky, I vowed to pursue a...


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