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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 4610 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA


From Sam King, Imua TMT

IMUA TMT RALLY This Thursday August 22 @ 5pm STATE CAPITOL

No matter what, show ALOHA always!

Stay positive and stick to the facts!

We are all neighbors in the end!

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If you want other ways to support the project right now, here are some ideas:

1 -- Encourage the Governor to keep enforcing parking laws on Mauna Kea!  

2 -- Contact Don Brooks,, the Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, which is supporting TMT and tell him why TMT is great for Hawaii and Mauna Kea.

3 -- Attend Imua TMT’s next rally at the State Capitol, this Thursday, August 22, at 5pm.   Come meet other supporters and make connections.  Please wear blue and/or white. 

Updates will be posted on pro-TMT Facebook groups like Imua TMT, We Support TMT, Yes to Thirty Meter Telescope, Kanaka for TMT, and We Are Laniakea - Hawaii Island for TMT.  Look at Facebook groups especially for rallies on neighbor islands

4 -- Donate to Imua TMT at or by mailing a check to PO Box 38118, Honolulu, Hawaii 96837

5 -- Sign up on our Imua TMT’s email list using our web form at and forward it to your friends

6 -- Continue to speak out as loud as possible:

  • Sign the We Support TMT petition
  • Email the governor and fill out his Mauna Kea specific comment form
  • Email your state and local representatives. 
  • Call and email Mayor Harry Kim on the Big Island. 
  • Get in touch with David Lassner’s office at UH.
  • Show your support to all the celebrities jumping on the bandwagon by hashtagging them in your messages of support for TMT.  Tell them why you believe TMT is a great project for our people and why it enhances the sacredness of Mauna Kea, rather than detracts from it.

7 -- Report threats, violence, intimidation, cyber-bullying, or property damage of any kind @, to the police, or the FBI at 808-566-4300.  Read more about the protesters intimidation campaign >>> HERE.

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If you need facts, here are some useful documents to cite in your posts:

  • Second Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (“FOF/COL”)(basically a joint fact finding report)
  • This site contains all of the pleadings and exhibits that were filed in the CDUP contested case:
  • The three volumes of the Environmental Impact Statements:
  • If you are interested in cultural impacts, I recommend these in the EIS:
    • Appendix D. Cultural Impact Assessment Report;
    • Appendix E. Cultural Impact Statement (2000 Master Plan);
    • Appendix F. “Mauna Kea-Ka Piko Kaulana O Ka `Aina” (Mauna Kea-The Famous Summit of the Land) (this is a very good history of Mauna Kea - starts page 379 of Volume 3);
    • Appendix G. Archaeological Assessment Report, Mauna Kea Summit Area; and
    • Appendix I. Archaeological Inventory Survey of the Astronomy Precinct in the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.

In the end, the TMT’s backers have done a tremendous amount of work to bring this amazing project to Hawaii.  It is our turn now to show our gratitude by coming out in support of TMT.


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