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The proposed observatory that is generating mass protests on Mauna Kea seeks to focus on the big unknowns of the universe.
UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.
Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.
UPDATED: After 33 kupuna and one caregiver were removed and cited, police in riot gear descended on the scene of the TMT protest. But they later backed off.
UPDATED: As hundreds of telescope opponents gather for a second day at the base of Mauna Kea, others descend on the office of Gov. David Ige.
Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.
Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain this week.
UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.
This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.
They’re planning to meet with the president of a foundation established by Gordon and Betty Moore that pledged $250 million to the project.