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Support the Thirty Meter Telescope?

Yes: The proposed observatory will not only yield scientific benefits but help our economy, too

By Chris Peterson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 10, 2014

~~<p>The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) proposed for construction on Mauna Kea is something the people of Hawaii should support. It would keep the astronomical facilities in Hawaii at the forefront of research capabilities for decades to come.</p>
<p>Other telescopes of similar large size have been proposed, and some will likely be built, but this is the only one proposed for the northern hemisphere, so it would be able to observe parts of the sky not visible at other proposed sites.</p>
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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) proposed for construction on Mauna Kea is something the people of Hawaii should support. It would keep the astronomical facilities in Hawaii at the forefront of research capabilities for decades to come.

Other telescopes of similar large size have been proposed, and some will likely be built, but this is the only one proposed for the northern hemisphere, so it would be able to observe parts of the sky not visible at other proposed sites. Login for more...



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