Protectors of Mauna Kea raise awareness on the new Thirty Meter Telescope

April 13, 2015 3:02 PM

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Activist group Sacred Mauna Kea Hui is calling attention to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) construction by rallying at UH Mānoa and Mauna Kea to put a stop to the industrialization on the mountain.

According to Kamahana Kealoha, head facilitator of Sacred Mauna Kea Hui, many feel the mountain is sacred, but don’t realize the cultural and environmental desecration that is happening. Kealoha added that since the 1960’s, industrialization has grown on the mountain that was once a pristine summit.

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