The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.
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 said there are “no immediate plans to move heavy equipment” because two Pacific hurricanes headed […]
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. A busy Saddle Road at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu. (BIVN) – Today was day 14 of the scheduled start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope project […]
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. https://youtu.be/2rQy5Zlhz08 With an estimated 1,000 protesters visiting the protest site every day, there are people of all walks […]
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 opposition from Hawaii and national politicians have all spread since Gov. David Ige last Wednesday […]
Via West Hawaii News — While law enforcers are preparing a response to anticipated protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, Mayor Harry Kim is talking to stakeholders, has assembled a committee of Hawaiian cultural leaders and released his vision statement for the mountain’s future. Protesters in 2015 “I don’t think there’s anything more important than us resolving this in a good way … meaning that it benefits the […]
The road to the summit of Mauna Kea is closed due to “High Humidity, Below Freezing temperatures, Ice and Snow on the roadways”, rangers say, as a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Hawaiʻi Island summits.