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Kona Town Meeting on astronomy (Sept. 14)


Topic: Thirty Meter Telescope, Mauna Kea and Astronomy

What will the 30 Meter Telescope be like? What scientific advances will it provide? Who manages the Mauna Kea Astronomy projects? How are the Hawaiian Cultural interests on Mauna Kea being protected?

Come learn about the largest telescope project in the world.

Guest speakers are Stephanie Nagata, director of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Ed Stevens, Kahu Ku Council, Kaiu Kimura, executive director of the Imiloa Astronomy Center and Sandra Dawson, site manager for the Thirty Meter Telescope project.

The Kona Town Meeting is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at Makaeo Events Pavilion, which is located at the old Kona Airport Park.

Kona Town Meetings are presented by Community Enterprises, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, to provide vital information on community concerns to Kona citizens. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and program agenda, visit or contact Fred Housel at 331-8602.

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