Construction halt Thirty Meter Telescope atop Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea

Hawaii Magazine: Construction on what would be the world’s largest visible light telescope atop Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea has been delayed indefinitely following ongoing demonstrations by protestors. The non-profit Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corp., with backing from the governments of India, China, Japan and Canada, plans to build a 180-foot tall, thirty-meter mirrored telescope on Hawaii’s tallest summit. The telescope’s grounds would occupy five acres atop the shield volcano and within the Mauna......

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