“As a Native Hawaiian, I believe Maunakea is a deeply spiritual place. We just need to have the collective will to share the Mauna.”
We Are ALL Mauna Kea
URGENT – The deadline to submit comments related to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) TMT environmental impact statement is Monday, Sept. 19!
The National Science Foundation has issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to initiate Section 106 consultation for a potential NSF investment in the construction and operation of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea. You can access the NSF’s notice, find more information on the public consultation process and submit comments via our email form pages with some model examples to help you with your comments:
Thank you to all our donors for supporting our community-funded awareness campaign!
“It will afford me unfeigned satisfaction if my kingdom can add its quota toward the successful accomplishment of the most important astronomical observation of the present century and assist, however humbly, the enlightened nations of the earth in these costly enterprises.”
King David Kalākaua, on Hawaii’s role in the observations of the Venus Transit of December 8, 1874
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Please sign this petition if you support scholarships for Hawaii’s keiki.
Please sign this petition if you support diversifying Hawaii’s economy away from tourism and the military.
Please sign this petition if you think Hawaii’s keiki deserve internships and jobs in high-tech industries.
That is what TMT offers, and that is what we will lose if TMT leaves Hawaii.
Please sign the petition to IMUA TMT!
ABOUT IMUA TMT
As TMT supporters, we remain unified in peace and positive dialogue. We will do whatever it takes to show the world that Mauna Kea is the perfect location for this telescope.
As a team, we organize peaceful rallies and stand-ins. We have spent countless hours and days on the mountain, fighting for the right to build this groundbreaking telescope. We have appealed to the highest level of government with the hopes that they stand by us. We have attended meetings, held events, and spoken our minds to anyone who will listen.
Please consider what we have to lose if this project fails. Join the cause today. Imua TMT!
MAKE A DONATION
Building the TMT has been an ongoing process with a lot of opposition and interruption. TMT has diligently followed the State’s laws, procedures and processes in its efforts to build TMT on Maunakea.
Despite all the unforeseen challenges, construction will proceed thanks to the kindness and generosity of others who have donated towards our cause. Because of people like you, we’re able to support the construction teams, legal hurdles, events and seminars, and stand in favor for the completion of this telescope.
If you would like to support this ongoing mission, please click the link below.
Mauna Kea was selected as the site for the TMT project because of its unique location and it’s perfect environmental conditions. Located above approximately 40 percent of Earth’s atmosphere, Mauna Kea has climate characteristics that are key for capturing the sharpest images and data to produce the best science.
We ask that people educate themselves on the past/present/future of scientific advancement and the positive effects that this telescope will have. Not only for the people of Hawaii, but the World. To support scientific education, please click the link below.
We completely support the building of the telescope on Mauna Kea. It is no secret that the search for knowledge, especially in relation to the stars, is a fundamental aspect of our Hawaiian culture. This telescope’s sole purpose is to further scientific research of the heavens we have so desperately sought for thousands of years.
Please consider the value of what this project will bring. Not only for the perpetuation of our Hawaiian culture, but its contribution to Mankind. Support the TMT project.
VOICES OF PEOPLE
“I see Maunakea as a special place that allows us to understand and study our origins. As one’s origin and genealogy are critical aspects of Hawaiian culture, I view the pursuit of astronomy on Maunakea to be a beautiful blend of culture and science.”
Heather KalunaAstronomer, UH
“The TMT project is like a search for the aumakua or ancestral origins of the universe. How is this any different from us as Native Hawaiians searching for own roots in things both natural and spiritual?”
Wallace IshibashiSenior Advisor, OMKM
“I’m very proud to identify myself as a Native Hawaiian. At the same time, I’m also a scientist, I’m an astronomer and I believe that these two aspects of me can coexist. And I believe that astronomy and the culture can coexist on Mauna Kea.”
Mailani NealNative Hawaiian Astronomy Student; founder of We Support TMT petition
“I believe totally in getting the new telescope built on Mauna Kea. Our ancestors studied the heavens. Now a new generation of Hawaiians can have the opportunity to advance what they discovered. A telescope that can accomplish this maintains the sacredness of the mountain. With this and in other ways, we need to be open to the future to carry us forward to the many tomorrows yet to come.”