UCSC astronomers court controversy new telescope Hawaii

Sentinel: An international coalition of astronomers, including key personnel from UC Santa Cruz, are building the largest telescope in the world at the summit of a sacred Hawaiian mountain. Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, which is considered hallowed ground to native Hawaiians, has sparked heated protests and indefinitely closed the summit of the mountain to the public. If completed, the $1.4-billion telescope’s 98-foot (30 meters) aperture would allow for more than nine times......

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