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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

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

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

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.
The Protectors of Mauna Kea: I Accuse Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp

The Protectors of Mauna Kea: I Accuse

The issues over Mauna Kea have been ongoing for more than a decade and it is not about science.
As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Activists are calling for the removal of 13 observatories that support a $90 million industry on the Big Island that would grow appreciably with the Thirty Meter Telescope.
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