Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hawaiian Telescope - Hollywood Arrives

Blog readers will know that the Hawaiian telescope affair has already involved presidential politics.* Now Hollywood has also arrived.

Jason Mamoa Says Aquaman 2 Is Halted As He Protests Hawaii Construction

The fishy followup to DC’s highest-grossing film ever was announced in January this year, with director James Wan ‘overseeing’ its development, while Jason Momoa – naturally – returns as our Atlantean Adonis. However, it may be a little while before we see a moist Momoa emerging from the waves once again, as production has reportedly been halted while the actor protests the construction of a huge telescope in Hawaii.

Momoa, his family, and thousands of activists have been protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea – a dormant volcano, sacred Hawaiian site, and the highest point in the Hawaiian islands...

Activists, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, have peacefully protested the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope, by blocking roads, dancing and singing...

Johnson has spoken about the protests himself when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, saying: ‘The truth is, this mountain is their church — like building on their church.’...

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