Astronomy and culture align with the Thirty Meter Telescope

//Astronomy and culture align with the Thirty Meter Telescope

The first Native Hawaiians sought knowledge from the environment using the stars to navigate and guide their everyday lives. Many believe the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and the science of astronomy is an extension of this, helping to advance human knowledge for the benefit of the community.

Kalepa Baybayan is a native Hawaiian and a science literacy advocate. He’s a strong supporter of astronomy because of the cross-pollination of new ideas that lead to technology that will benefit society. He explains that the creative process between engineers and researchers has led to the discovery and development of new technology, bringing innovations in imaging technology, communication platforms, and medical software.

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