Tomorrow: Community Sign Waving Event in Support of Thirty Meter Telescope

Media Release


WHAT: Community Sign Waving Event in Support of
Thirty Meter Telescope

WHEN: Friday, June 12, 4 pm – 6 pm

WHERE: Fronting the King Kamehameha Statue at Hilo Bayfront

The community is invited to come and rally support for the Thirty Meter
Telescope this Friday as the proposed $1.2 billion Thirty Meter Telescope Project prepares to present its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the island wide audience next week.

Community supporters will have TMT Yes! buttons, signs and t-shirts on hand for sign waving supporters.

We are encouraging our Big Island ohana to come out and support this
once-in-a-generation opportunity to show that our island is united in its support of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Bring the entire family.

Richard Ha’s Hamakua Springs Farm is supplying the first 150 supporters with a clamshell of grape tomatoes.

For further information contact Laura Aquino at Current Events (808)

2 Responses

  1. I love astronomy, I used to work at Mauna Kea but people need to think of things besides astronomy sometimes. This mountain is sacred and holy to the Hawaiian people and if you just brush that aside and think that a new bigger telescope is progress, you need to look a little deeper. This island is called Hawaii because of the Hawaiians and their opinions on the matter should be listened to and not forgotten.

  2. Wish I could be there to show my support. Kudos to Richard Ha for supporting the project as well.

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