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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests

Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island were caught unaware by a frenzy of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.
As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Activists are calling for the removal of 13 observatories that support a $90 million industry on the Big Island that would grow appreciably with the Thirty Meter Telescope.
UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue

Students rallied on the UH Manoa campus Monday, calling for a permanent halt to TMT construction and the removal of existing telescopes on Mauna Kea.
TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Social media has helped fuel opposition to the observatory; now proponents are hoping to turn the tide around.
TMT Walk-Out Planned Monday at University of Hawaii Chad Blair/Civil Beat

TMT Walk-Out Planned Monday at University of Hawaii

Professors, staff and students opposing the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea are expected to lend support to the protest.
Jason Momoa’s Revolt Against Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jason Momoa’s Revolt Against Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope

The Hollywood star of "Game of Thrones" is galvanizing other celebrities to urge their collective 8 million followers to join the protest.
Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended

Hawaii's governor says the Thirty Meter Telescope team tells him the work will be postponed until April 20.
Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

UPDATED: Native Hawaiian activists continue to camp out on Mauna Kea, on the watch for construction crews coming to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope

Growing movement to block the $1.4 billion TMT project turns to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for help.
Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction

As protests intensify, Ige wants to pause for a week to talk with the stakeholders.
Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction University of Hawaii

Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction

The $1.4 billion project is called a desecration of the mountain, which is considered sacred by some.
Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy PBS Hawaii

Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy

The story, to air on PBS Hawaii, explores the clash between "modern science and ancient tradition."