A group of astronomers presented a panel titled “TMT in the Community” at AA235 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel was presented on behalf of Imua TMT, a nonprofit organization created to help spread the facts about Thirty Meter Telescope and the presence of many native Hawaiians who support the project.
Here is the full presentation, broken down by section.
The presentation was well-received by the audience and the group had the chance to discuss the situation with many of their colleagues who have hesitated to take part in the conversation.
The 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society wraps up today, January 8.
Imua TMT will continue their work to spread awareness of local support for the telescope, giving a voice to the many native Hawaiians and Hawaii residents who want TMT to be built on Mauna Kea.