Mauna Kea

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters polled want the telescope built on Mauna Kea. But Native Hawaiians and residents under 50 were more likely to oppose the project.

The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.

“It is no longer necessary to continue to restrict access to these popular hunting areas. In the future, depending on circumstances, the hunting units could be temporarily closed again.”

The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021. Gov. David Ige Tuesday called off an emergency proclamation he issued two weeks ago to get construction started on the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, saying the arrival of storms on the Big Island will postpone construction anyway. Ige […]

MAUNA KEA, Hawaiʻi – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and UH President David Lassner each came to the base of Mauna Kea on Sunday, where a huge crowd continues to stand in defiance of the Thirty Meter Telescope. (BIVN) – Today was day 14 of the scheduled start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on […]

MAUNAKEA — As protesters wait at the base of the Maunakea Access Road each day, a network of volunteers works to ensure their needs are met. At the nearby Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘u Huluhulu across from the access road, attendees can receive food, medical attention — and, as of this week, even education. With an estimated […]

Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea. via: Civil Beat Opposition to the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has grown far beyond an intersection along Saddle Road. Lawsuits, protests in other states, local boycotts and […]


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