Astronomers Stop Using Telescopes in Hawaii During Protests

The protesters object to construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope out of concern it will further harm the mountain.

  • Published 17 July 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — Astronomers have stopped peering through 13 telescopes on top of Hawaii's tallest peak as protesters block the road to try to prevent construction of a giant observatory on the mountain that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Dozens of researchers from around the globe won't be able to gather data and study the sky atop Mauna Kea, one of the world's best spots for astronomy with clear weather nearly year-round and minimal light… Read at AP News