How can we protect Mauna Kea?

Here are some key ways you can take action to support Mauna Kea:

  1. Tell partners to pull out of Mauna Kea project.
  2. Donate to organizations/ land protectors on the ground fighting for Mauna Kea:
  3. Attend solidarity events to take action alongside organizers:

What does Mauna a Wakea mean?

The mountain of WAKEA
The Hawaiian name “Mauna Kea” means “White Mountain” but is also known in native traditions and prayers as “Mauna a WAKEA” or “The mountain of WAKEA.” Mauna a WAKEA is the first-born mountain son of WAKEA and Papa, the progenitors of the Hawaiian race.

Why are Hawaiians resisting having another telescope on Mauna Kea?

Native Hawaiians have long resisted the project on Mauna Kea for many reasons: Activists say construction there violates indigenous rights, threatens Mauna Kea’s fragile ecosystem, and is an affront to Native Hawaiian cultural and religious traditions.

Is Mauna Kea underwater?

Mauna Kea originates deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, and rises more than 33,500 feet from base to peak.

Is Mauna Kea taller than Everest?

The answer is debatable. Mount Everest’s peak is the highest altitude above mean sea level at 29,029 feet [8,848 meters]. The summit is over 6,800 feet [2,072 meters] farther from Earth’s center than Mount Everest’s summit. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain from base to peak at more than 33,500 feet [10,210 meters].

Is Mauna Kea male or female?

Poli`ahu-Goddess of Mauna O Wakea (today often called Mauna Kea), she is the goddess of snow, ice, and cold. The summit of Mauna Loa also is hers, though she occasionally still has arguments with Pele regarding that mountain. She is the eldest daughter of Kane.

Are they still protesting on Mauna Kea?

Mauna Kea was announced as TMT’s preferred site in 2009. While opposition against the observatories on Mauna Kea has been ongoing since the first telescope, built by the University of Hawaii, this protest may be the most vocal.

Is TMT still being built?

TMT construction still on hold, but production of telescope’s components move ahead. HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Despite a pause in construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, key portions of the observatory are still being built.

Will TMT ever be built?

Gordon Squires, vice president of external affairs for the TMT International Observatory, announced on Hawaii News Now Sunrise that construction will probably not happen until sometime after spring or summer of 2021.