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TMT forges ahead despite pandemic; opponents keeping close eye on project
July 16th, 2020
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

A top official of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory project said Wednesday — exactly one year after protesters blocked Maunakea Access Road to prevent construction of the...

Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope probably won’t resume until 2021
July 15th, 2020
Hawaii News Now
Language: English

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea will not begin this year, a project official said Wednesday.

Building TMT good way to diversify economy (Letter To Editor)
June 18th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - Lee Cataluna’s catalog of warnings about the need to diversify the economy prompts me to write that the Thirty Meter Telescope should be part of a diversified...

Future of astronomy in Hawaii rests on TMT (Letter To Editor)
June 5th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - With tourism dead in the water and its future in the near term very uncertain, it is time again to address diversification of the economy.

Older Hawaiians against Caltech’s Thirty Meter Telescope leave Maunakea as TMT backers tout results of new poll
June 3rd, 2020
Pasadena Weekly
Language: English

As protesters against construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope leave Hawaii’s sacred Maunakea mountain out of fear of health-compromised elders contracting the deadly novel corornavirus, backers...

Support grows for TMT on Hawaii island, statewide poll says
May 28th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - A new statewide poll commissioned for the developer of the Thirty Meter Telescope shows Hawaii residents support construction of the long-delayed $2.4 billion project by...

Restructuring of internal management of Maunakea will provide greater accountability and transparency
May 20th, 2020
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

Stewardship and telescope operations have resumed on University of Hawaii managed lands on Maunakea after suspension of all activities for nearly two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

It’s Time To Reconsider Objections To Astronomy On Mauna Kea
April 25th, 2020
Civil Beat
Language: English

The TMT would add 140 permanent jobs, 300 multi-year construction jobs and another $26 million a year once it’s operational.

TMT donates $100K to The Food Basket
April 22nd, 2020
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, has received a $100,000 donation from the Thirty Meter Telescope to meet the growing demand for food assistance on the island in the wake of the COVID-19...

Editorial: Good time to build TMT
March 21st, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - At the end of this public-health crisis, recovery will take every bit of worthy economic stimulus, which should not be squandered. That’s why Hawaii simply cannot allow...


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