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Proceed with the TMT?

“One of Mauna Kea’s strengths is that it is the world’s foremost site for astronomical observation, providing knowledge for all of humanity.

The international astronomical community has converged in Honolulu.

The timing — in the midst of the controversy surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea — has motivated some who oppose the telescope to engage these distinguished guests, hoping they will take a stand. Though well-intended and keen to see a lasting, peaceful resolution, these visiting astronomers are not the solution to Hawaii’s longstanding issues. They will leave just a few short days from now, returning to distant countries, yet our challenges will persist. It is our responsibility — those of us who call Hawaii home and care deeply about the future of Mauna Kea — to come together, listen to each other, and find a new path forward.”

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