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Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Supporters, opponents of what will be the biggest observatory on Mauna Kea disagree over the value of assurances in the environmental impact statement.
Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

UPDATED: Operation Green Rights, a self-described faction of the hacker group Anonymous, took credit for hacking TMT's and Hawaii state government's websites.
Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope

Court rulings could lead to stricter controls on development in the conservation districts on both Mauna Kea and Haleakala.
Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances

One Civil Beat reporter just visited Mauna Kea, while another took an in-depth look at the business of the entire telescope complex on the Big Island.
UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

UPDATE: UH Board of Regents chair says it would be a breach of responsibility to try and "unwind" existing agreements, but wants to see UH review and amend Mauna Kea Management Plan.
Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

More than 53,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned observatory.
Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

Exciting discoveries in astronomy are made on the Big Island but observatory directors say there’s no financial profit for institutions.

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

The growing effort to halt construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope unfolds atop Mauna Kea and at venues like the UH Manoa campus.
Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again

Hawaii's governor says that any further announcements will come from the TMT leadership.
TMT Can Provide an Unprecedented Benefit to Humanity — Here’s How Courtesy TMT International Observatory

TMT Can Provide an Unprecedented Benefit to Humanity — Here’s How

There are already too many telescopes on Mauna Kea. Let's walk away from this one.