INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Should the Thirty Meter Telescope Be Built?
Construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has been brought to a temporary halt as protests over building the 18-story high telescope stretch across the globe. Plans to build the $1.4 billion telescope have been seven years in the making, but opposition only gained momentum recently amid growing concern over further astronomy-related development on land Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Malia Mattoch moderates the discussion.
Tonight’s panelists include (In alphabetical order):
Paul Coleman, Astrophysicist, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i-Manoa
Richard Ha, Hawai‘i Island Farmer and Businessman
Jon Osorio, Board President, KAHEA, a Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
Kealoha Pisciotta, President, Mauna Kea Anaina Hou
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