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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests Contributed by Punahele Kutzen

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests

Original music, along with art and protest iconography, is galvanizing support for the anti-TMT movement in Hawaii and around the globe.

Three Young Protesters, Three Different Paths To Mauna Kea Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Three Young Protesters, Three Different Paths To Mauna Kea

They all felt stirrings of Hawaiian identity as youngsters, but these three protesters were shaped by pivotal experiences as young adults.

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools PF Bentley/Civil Beat

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools

Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea

The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.

Mauna Kea Protest Has Cost Hawaii County Police $3 Million In OT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Protest Has Cost Hawaii County Police $3 Million In OT

The county released new figures on Tuesday detailing the cost of policing the protestors.

This Is What Scientists Would Be Missing If The TMT Doesn’t Go On Mauna Kea NASA/JPL-Caltech

This Is What Scientists Would Be Missing If The TMT Doesn’t Go On Mauna Kea

Scientists are already jockeying for time slots for ambitious research projects on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope and another giant telescope being constructed in Chile.

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control?

His handling of the TMT standoff exhibits paralysis and policy schizophrenia. Instead of confidence, we see chaos.

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry

Their botched handling of the Mauna Kea telescope project ought to make us all cynical about Hawaii’s ability to manage any big, new projects.

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters polled want the telescope built on Mauna Kea. But Native Hawaiians and residents under 50 were more likely to oppose the project.

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site Courtesy TMT

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site

The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.