Hawaii governor visits those blocking telescope construction

Telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (Credit: EastVillage Images/Shutterstock) The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has had a tumultuous start. Set to be the world’s largest visible light telescope, construction was slated to begin in 2015 near the peak of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. But protests over construction on a mountain considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians stalled the project and sent it back to the courts. As a result, the TMT had to restart the lengthy approval process. The telescop

Hawaii governor visits those blocking telescope construction

The governor of Hawaii on Tuesday visited protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on the state's tallest mountain while acknowledging that their grievances were not just about ...

Wed 24 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what ...

Tue 23 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies?

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Hawaii declares state of emergency amid protests over huge telescope

The planned construction of an enormous telescope atop Mauna Kea is being blocked by Hawaiian protesters for whom the mountain is sacred land

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Newscientist

Hawaii telescope protesters don't back down after arrests

Protesters didn't back down from their long-running effort to stop construction of a $1.4 billion telescope, blocking a road Thursday to the top of a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians ...

Fri 19 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Hawaii telescope protest shuts down 13 observatories on Mauna Kea

Nature, Published online: 18 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02222-2Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope was supposed to start on 15 July.

Thu 18 Jul 19 from Nature News

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Thu 18 Jul 19 from Science Now

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii's highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some ...

Wed 17 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road

Astronomers have indefinitely stopped looking through 13 existing telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii while protesters block the road downslope in an attempt to prevent the construction ...

Wed 17 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Protests Resume in Hawaii With Start of Thirty Meter Telescope Construction

Telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (Credit: EastVillage Images/Shutterstock) The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has had a tumultuous start. Set to be the world’s largest visible light ...

Tue 16 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

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