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Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, 2012 Campaign

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"Dan is working to promote astronomy."

The back of the endorsement card:

In addition to the $1 billion in capital investment on Maul and the Big Island, economic impact amounts to more than $150 million a year.

Through Senator Inouye’s efforts, the National Science Foundation selected Haleakala as the site of the world’s largest solar telescope, and helped secure $300 million for construction. He was also instrumental in the selection of Mauna Kea for the new Thirty Meter Telescope, with a construction cost of $1.2 billion and annual operations of $75 million.

The observatories and related activities provide more than 600 high-paying jobs, not only for astronomers, but for technical, administrative and support services. Astronomy as a high-tech science diversifies the Hawai‘i economy and gives local young people with scientific and technical talents a wealth of opportunities.

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Endorsement from Mike Maberry, Astronomer
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"Astronomy facilities on Mauna Kea and Haleakala represent a capital investment of nearly $1 billion." Mike Maberry, Astronomer *2012 campaign, Daniel K. Inouye for U.S. Senate. More »

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