MLPA Initiative funder pledged $250 million for Mauna Kea telescope : Indybay

Plans to build the world’s largest telescope atop the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea were delayed Tuesday when a groundbreaking ceremony was thwarted by protestors. For native Hawaiians, Mauna Kea and the surrounding peaks are sacred.

WHO IS FINANCING THE THIRTY-METER TELESCOPE?:

Multi-national funding for the 1.4 billion dollar project is being provided by:

-The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto, California

-National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan

-The National Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

-The California Institute of Technology

-The University of California

-The Indian Institute for Astrophysics

-Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)

-University of Hawaii

 

List of TMT financial sponsors:

http://www.noao.edu/noao/noaonews/sep14/pdf/110syssci.pdf

 

Laws being broken on the Mauna:

 

The native perspective and cultural/religious breaches of law:

 

A good resource for multiple perspectives and information sources is on the Sacred Mauna Kea Facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredMaunaKeaHeMakahiapoNaWakea/289571671233467/?notif_t=like

 

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