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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

A Look At The Science Of The Thirty Meter Telescope AP

A Look At The Science Of The Thirty Meter Telescope

The proposed observatory that is generating mass protests on Mauna Kea seeks to focus on the big unknowns of the universe.

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Businesses that take visitors up the mountain are stymied. And even if the protests end, Thirty Meter Telescope construction will be disruptive.

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea

Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.

Another ‘Truce’ After A Day Of Arrests On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

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.

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues

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.

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests

UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain this week.

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents Appeal To Key Project Funder Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents Appeal To Key Project Funder

They’re planning to meet with the president of a foundation established by Gordon and Betty Moore that pledged $250 million to the project.