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TMT supports a number of educational initiatives to help prepare Hawaii Island students for current science and technology jobs and the high tech jobs of the future.


TMT is committed to a model of sustainable astronomy; one that respects the unique environment of Maunakea.


Respect for Hawaiian culture and protection of Maunakea’s natural resources are important elements of TMT’s design and construction plan.


TMT will supply employment opportunities and possibilities for businesses to be a part of TMT’s development, operations and maintenance.


Given its advanced technology, TMT will enable scientific discoveries that we cannot even begin to anticipate today.

Community Supporting TMT

We Asked, You Answered

A statewide scientific public opinion poll was conducted in October 2015 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ward Research quota sampled for key demographic characteristics (e.g. age, ethnicity, gender, and island of residence). The demographics of the sample match the demographics of the community based on Census data. The margin of error is +/- 4%. Download: full poll results here.

 Yes/Agree   No/Disagree

Do you agree or disagree that there should be a way for science and Hawaiian culture to co-exist on Maunakea?


Do you support moving ahead with construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea?


Do you agree or disagree that TMT has followed a lengthy approval process, including permitting, community meetings and environmental impact statements, so work should proceed?


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