Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time
HONOLULU Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own.
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Mona Kea is roughly 52,500 acres of land area and the proposed telescope would require approximately 10 acres of that land. That leaves 52,490 acres upon which to worship whatever god or ancestor one feels the need to acknowledge. Denying this telescope and the activities associated with it, along with the important functions the other telescopes provide is, in my opinion, a travesty. The telescope is being held hostage by a vocal minority who wish to live in the past. Granted there is corruption and oversight that needs to be addressed but this can be accomplished while the telescope is being constructed. The whole world benefits from the knowledge gained from these astronomers and their instruments. Please allow them to proceed.
Yip, just as we suspected, nothing important going on in astronomy stop Mauna Kea that effects our lives.
I’m curious Kauaidoug, just how does building a telescope on Mona Kea affect your life?
Pisciotta and her cronies will be known as the group of idiots that literally stopped science. Congrats. Hope y’all feel real good about that. Keep waving your flags and crying for attention though. Y’all are making great strides in stopping the marginalization and degradation of the Hawaiian culture…
Hey Kealoha, maybe when the next extinction-event asteroid gets discovered too late, they’re name it after you…