Hawaiian culture, the earth is expected to dominate astronomy at its peak
HONOLULU (AP) – A task force tasked by the state legislature to make recommendations for a new management plan for Hawaii’s highest peak and its affiliated telescopes released the first draft of its proposal on Friday.
Mauna Kea is the proposed site for what would be the world’s largest optical telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope. The giant telescope project has sparked a cultural movement among native Hawaiians who believe the mountain is sacred. The construction of the massive instrument was blocked by opponents.