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This Is What Scientists Would Be Missing If The TMT Doesn’t Go On Mauna Kea NASA/JPL-Caltech

This Is What Scientists Would Be Missing If The TMT Doesn’t Go On Mauna Kea

Scientists are already jockeying for time slots for ambitious research projects on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope and another giant telescope being constructed in Chile.

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control?

His handling of the TMT standoff exhibits paralysis and policy schizophrenia. Instead of confidence, we see chaos.

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry

Their botched handling of the Mauna Kea telescope project ought to make us all cynical about Hawaii’s ability to manage any big, new projects.

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Getting all the complex telescope instruments ready to work again could still take several weeks.

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

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.

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site Courtesy TMT

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site

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

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen

Mass arrests and mass incarceration of protestors is just not realistic as protestors grow stronger and the state grows weaker.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea?

The TMT conflict can seem irreconcilable. Mediation experts and others weigh in on possible strategies for getting people to the table and resolving these types of disputes.

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

UPDATED: The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021.

August 2019

Thursday, August 15

This Is What Scientists Would Be Missing If The TMT Doesn’t Go On Mauna Kea

Tuesday, August 13

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control?

Monday, August 12

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry

Friday, August 9

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Thursday, August 8

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Wednesday, August 7

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Monday, August 5

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen

Thursday, August 1

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea?

Tuesday, July 30

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle

Monday, July 29

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp

Thursday, July 25

Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters: ‘Build It’

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’

Wednesday, July 24

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

Tuesday, July 23

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

Monday, July 22

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition?

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

Friday, July 19

Politicians Weigh In On TMT Protests As Standoff Continues

A Look At The Science Of The Thirty Meter Telescope

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Thursday, July 18

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea

Wednesday, July 17

Another ‘Truce’ After A Day Of Arrests On Mauna Kea

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe

Tuesday, July 16

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues

Monday, July 15

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests

Sunday, July 14

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Thursday, July 11

Neal Milner: Reach An Accord In The TMT Dispute? Forget About It

Wednesday, July 10

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

Tuesday, July 9

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

June 2019

Wednesday, June 26

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Disrespecting Cultural Issues On Mauna Kea

March 2019

Wednesday, March 20

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT

January 2019

Tuesday, January 29

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents Appeal To Key Project Funder