Cultural Access Sites

Several archaeological inventory surveys conducted in the area confirm there are no known burial sites or other historic features on or near the planned telescope location on Maunakea. TMT’s location is also a reasonable distance from several cultural practice areas, with the nearest worship site being almost a mile away. Once built, TMT will not interfere with views of the sunrise, sunset, or shadow of Maunakea. And, given the telescope’s location below the summit and its reflective aluminum-like exterior, TMT will also not be visible from the Maunakea summit or Lake Waiau.