For the past decade, Native Hawaiians have been fighting to protect their sacred mountain, Maunakea, from the construction of the world’s largest telescope.
In 1969, the first telescope was built on the summit of Maunakea. The University of Hawaii had permission to build a single telescope.
The TMT would be the fourteenth. It would also be the largest telescope on the summit, twice the size of the tallest building on the entire island of Hawaii.