WHAT: The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) has scheduled a special board meeting for Thursday, December 16 (PDF), to receive the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea, and it will likely include a lot of conversation about astronomy on Maunakea more broadly as well. The Board welcomes testimony from the public, to share your perspective on the importance of astronomy on Maunakea.
Here are some general messages for your consideration:
- Maunakea Observatories are the most scientifically-productive collection of telescopes in the world, and we are proud of their work.
- Astronomy on Mauankea represents important opportunities for our youth and future generations to benefit in terms of education, training, inspiration, and pride in the scientific discovery that takes place in our home.
- The presence of astronomy on Maunakea is important for the Hawaii Island community and our state as a whole, for the economic diversification and world-class nature of the work that goes on there.
HOW: Submit your testimony any/all of these ways:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use this online form
- Register to provide oral testimony here: https://hawaii.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G-h8RUpgQ3q5zAh9cnT9lQ
WHEN: Submit testimony or register to provide oral testimony by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting, Dec. 16, 2021. The meeting, scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., is virtual, and will be livestreamed on the BOR meeting livestream page.