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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Gov. David Ige wants the University of Hawaii to provide better stewardship of Mauna Kea. Meanwhile, telescope opponents aren't going away.
Hawaii County Prosecutor to Dismiss Charges Against Some TMT Protestors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Prosecutor to Dismiss Charges Against Some TMT Protestors

The Associated Press reported that the prosecutor plans to drop charges against about 10 people who were charged with trespassing on Mauna Kea.
Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea Hawaii State Governor's Office

Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea

UPDATE: University of Hawaii President David Lassner agrees stewardship of the mountain can be improved.
OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

But the trustees decline to go on record as opposing the $1.4 billion project.
Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena KITV

Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena

The Wednesday event at TMT headquarters coincided with a meeting of project partners.
Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Supporters, opponents of what will be the biggest observatory on Mauna Kea disagree over the value of assurances in the environmental impact statement.
Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

UPDATED: Operation Green Rights, a self-described faction of the hacker group Anonymous, took credit for hacking TMT's and Hawaii state government's websites.
UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

UPDATE: UH Board of Regents chair says it would be a breach of responsibility to try and "unwind" existing agreements, but wants to see UH review and amend Mauna Kea Management Plan.
Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

More than 53,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned observatory.
Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

Exciting discoveries in astronomy are made on the Big Island but observatory directors say there’s no financial profit for institutions.

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

The growing effort to halt construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope unfolds atop Mauna Kea and at venues like the UH Manoa campus.
Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again

Hawaii's governor says that any further announcements will come from the TMT leadership.