March 6, 2021

Pedro Duque: "The administrations are ready to bring the TMT to La Palma if it is not built in Hawi" – La Provincia

The Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque, has announced that all public administrations are "ready" so that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) can be installed on the island of The Palm if finally it is not built in Hawaii, where the group of native activists opposes this work frontally because of the place chosen for its construction, the sacred summit of Mauna Kea.

This was stated in a press conference by the minister after the meeting of the Governing Council of the Astrophysical Institute of the Canary Islands (IAC), which has been accompanied by the Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of Canary Government, Carolina Darias, and the director of the IAC, Francisco Rebolo.

"We all maintain the capacity and disposition so that, in the event of a decision of bring the TMT to the Canary Islands, all authorities are ready to react and be able to do it in a short time. Both the Government of Spain, and the Government of the Canary Islands, the councils and town halls are aligned to receive that telescope, "said the minister.

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