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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

The justices questioned whether the Board of Land and Natural Resources violated due process by approving a permit for the $1.4 billion observatory before conducting a contested case hearing.
OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO authorized the funds, stating that the goals and outcomes of the march were "directly supportive" of the agency's strategic priorities.
Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void

Peter Apo joins the podcast to talk about his support for the controversial telescope project atop Mauna Kea.
Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March

The march stretched for nearly a mile and a half through Waikiki. Organizers hope to mobilize voters and create political awareness for preserving sacred spaces in Hawaii.
Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Civil Beat maps 3,810 geotagged tweets over the course of a single month.
The Projector:  Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention

A tropical storm that looked threatening roiled the waters but stayed north of us. Meanwhile, TMT protesters wondered why they couldn't get a seat at the world's biggest astronomy conference.
TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March

The event is planned during a day of rest for the more than 2,000 astronomers in town for the International Astronomical Union's triennial convention.
The Projector:  From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Hawaii Kai residents get riled up over proposed bay restrictions, Mayor Caldwell maps the future of a landmark Honolulu park, and Gov. Ige hears about the TMT project — again.
BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access

An op-ed written by a university law student was simply wrong in accusing former board member Stanley Roehrig of a conflict involving a $15,000 grant funded by the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Opponents vow to disobey the rules designed to restore order and allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to proceed.
Hawaii AG to Provide More Info on Emergency Rule for Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG to Provide More Info on Emergency Rule for Mauna Kea

Attorney General plans to hold a press conference before the Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting Friday.
UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea

The announcement comes as the state Board of Land and Natural Resources considers new rules to crack down on TMT protestors atop the mountain.