Hawaii Officials Rethink Astronomical Observatory Plans

Monitor: There will be no further construction work on Mauna Kea for new astronomical observatories, instead the existing ones will be decommissioned and rebuilt. This is the main decision reached by the University of Hawaii in cooperation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Initial plans involved the construction of a new, modern observatory on a newly commissioned site. Following heated protests from the local population, University of Hawaii representatives have decided to rethink their......

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