No TMT construction until 2021, according to its builders


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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

According to the university consortium building the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), they will make no attempt to begin construction until the end of winter in 2021.

According to the official spokesman, the consortium remains committed to building the telescope in Hawaii on Mauna Kea, but I do not see how it will ever happen. The present Democratic government supports the protesters, and there is no chance that government will ever be voted out of power.

Based on this information, I do not think TMT will ever be built, anywhere.

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4 comments

  • brightdark

    They’ve given up building it but don’t want to admit yet. Next step for the protesters, the telescopes that are already up. They will find a tame judge to give the order to pull them down.

  • Nick P

    My sympathy to Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel Corp who put up the money to get this thing started. He’ll never see it come to pass.

  • Beverly

    The alt-Left’s motto is “Burn all the things!”

  • Col Beausabre

    And they claim the Right is anti-science

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