TMT Supporters Help Clean Up Protest Camp After Photos Expose Messy Mauna

A week after photos surfaced of abandoned tents and other trash at the TMT protest camp at the base of Maunakea, the site is finally being cleaned up. Some TMT supporters even lent a hand. Over the past week, concerned residents of Hawaii’s Big Island took the initative to document the current landscape at the… Continue reading TMT Supporters Help Clean Up Protest Camp After Photos Expose Messy Mauna

TMT in the Community Panel at AAS235

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,… Continue reading TMT in the Community Panel at AAS235

Astronomers and TMT Supporters Gather at AAS235 in Honolulu

Astronomers from all over the country (and the world) have gathered at the American Astronomical Society’s 235 meeting (also known as AAS235) in Honolulu, Hawaii, to share their research, learn from their colleagues, and advocate for science and astronomy in the aloha state. Present among them is grassroots organization Imua TMT, a group that is… Continue reading Astronomers and TMT Supporters Gather at AAS235 in Honolulu

Experts Clarify Claim About TMT’s Site: Hawaii is Much Better than Spain

Where should the Thirty Meter Telescope be built? Experts working in areas key for TMT’s science goals and familiar with different telescope sites around the Earth are clear: Mauna Kea offers significant advantages over a backup location in La Palma, Spain.  “Mauna Kea will make TMT a more capable observatory than would La Palma and… Continue reading Experts Clarify Claim About TMT’s Site: Hawaii is Much Better than Spain

Extended Interview with Mailani Neal TMT – Hawaiian TMT Supporter

Hawaiian applied physics/astronomy student Mailani Neal, who is currently interning at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, recently sat down with NAOJ astronomer Thayne Currie to talk about astronomy in Hawaii and supporting TMT (the Thirty Meter Telescope). From Yes2TMT: “Mailani talks about why she has advocated for TMT on the Big Island of Hawai’i and… Continue reading Extended Interview with Mailani Neal TMT – Hawaiian TMT Supporter