Mauna Kea

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is suing the state over the “mismanagement” of Mauna Kea.

David Yee

Final oral arguments in the contested case hearing for the Thirty-Meter Telescope land use permit will be heard today in Hilo. Parties to the contested case will make their case before the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi tells us what we can expect.

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This week we hear about a team effort on the Mauna Kea summit to assist with a NASA mission making an exciting planetary fly-by this week as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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Wikimedia Commons

Astronomers say the best place on earth to practice their science is on Hawai‘i Island: Mauna Kea. The mountain is also important to cultural practitioners, hunters, hikers, and sightseers.    The Mayor of Hawai'i County has been sharing his vision for the mountain.   HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more.

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For Stargazer this week, we have some planets in our early evening skies to try and spot, plus we get some context on the recent discovery of several planets about 40 light years from Earth as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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On Stargazer, we’ll hear about some objects to look for in our evening skies this week, plus hear about a new piece of equipment at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.            

Learn more at the Subaru Telescope website.  

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This week on Stargazer, it’s a return to the Subaru Telescope on the Mauna Kea summit for a discovery of a dwarf galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

      

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This week on Stargazer, we hear about some planets to try and spot in our dark island skies and learn about a new piece of technology up at the Mauna Kea summit, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

        

Hawaii Shows Solidarity With Standing Rock Protest

Nov 14, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

More than a hundred people showed up last week at Kaka‘ako Agora, a gathering place in the developing Honolulu neighborhood. They were there to show solidarity with activists in North Dakota who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

A group opposing the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is appealing to the state’s highest court for the second time. The group Mauna Kea Anaina Hou filed a notice of appeal with the Hawaii Supreme Court Monday evening.

Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.
Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.

A $1.4 billion telescope planned for construction on Mauna Kea could move to another site. Officials from the Thirty Meter Telescope have selected the Canary Islands in Spain as the TMT’s alternate location if a permit for Hawai‘i is not granted by early next year.

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In this week’s Stargazer, the morning continues to offer a lot to look for plus we hear about an asteroid that exploded over one of the Earth’s oceans recently as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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In Stargazer this week, hear about a number of planets are visible together in our island skies, plus about a discovery from the Mauna Kea summit relating to wind from another galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

 

     

J.B. Friday
J.B. Friday

The slopes of Mauna Kea shelter a variety of ecosystems that are as diverse as any in the Hawaiian Islands. The Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project is an effort to protect the precious forest environment and reverse the destructive trends of the past.

Christopher Phillips explains...

Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM)
Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM)

A large portion of the land mass of Hawaiʻi Island, is contained on the slopes of the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea. The mountain is host to a variety of ecosystems, stretching from the coastal waters, to the arid aeolian desert of the summit area.

Christopher Phillips explains...

TMT: Hawaii Telescope Still In Limbo

Jan 25, 2016
Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.
Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.

The future of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawai‘i Island’s Mauna Kea remains uncertain. Construction has been halted on the project since protests began last April. And in December, Hawaii's Supreme Court ruled the permit invalid, sending the matter back for a new contested case hearing.

For Stargazer this week, we have a nice line-up of morning time planets to look for and a return visit to dwarf planet Ceres where NASA is coming up with some incredible new photos. Hear the report with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.  

Check out some of the new NASA images:

    

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Alan L / Flickr

Hawai‘i residents will have a rare opportunity to visit the telescopes atop Mauna Kea.

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will begin a series of tours beginning this Saturday to see the telescopes and learn about the cultural and environmental importance of the mountain. The Kama‘āina Visitor Experience is held on every third Saturday, and space is limited.  It’s offered on a first come, first served basis with only 24 seats available each month. 

We hear about a few planets to look for and a new star system discovered at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.         

    

Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.
Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.

The state’s highest court has revoked a permit for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that due process was violated when it approved the permit for the telescope before holding a contested case hearing. TMT may now have to go through the process again if they still want to construct the $1.4 billion telescope. 

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This week we have a variety of planets to look for in our island skies, and a development relating to space mining as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

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This week on Stargazer, we have a new discovery from the Mauna Kea summit telescope community! It's a distant object at the far reaches of the solar system and we learn more as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

We’ve got planets to look for in our dark skies plus a major discovery on the outer reaches of the Solar System that was assisted by facilities at the Mauna Kea summit astronomy community as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.   

In addition to looking for planets, we hear about a Mauna Kea summit discovery of cosmic birth taking place thirteen-hundred light years from Earth as HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.          

Learn more about this recent discovery at the Mauna Kea summit.            

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We’ve got the ISS and a few plants to look for, as well as learning about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to dead galaxies, plus we celebrate the Red Planet bearing aqua, as HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.             

Wayne Yoshioka

Two Mauna Kea protesters addressed the 14th annual Native Hawaiian Conference today.  They presented their own perspectives on why they oppose the telescope project.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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We have planets to try and spot in our dark island skies this week, plus we hear about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to a binary star system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

  

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We’ve got planets to look for in our evening and early morning skies, plus we head back up to the Mauna Kea summit to learn about an observatory making history there… with the sun… as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

It has attracted thousands of astronomers from around the world. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the International Astronomical Union hosted this year by Hawai‘i, is attracting some protesters as well.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  Nonviolent action has resulted in political change in recent history:  in the American South, in Gandhi’s India, and in South Africa, just a few examples.  Now the self-described “protectors” of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā are rallying around a call for “Kapu Aloha”, a nonviolent mode of conduct that organizers say guides their movement.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

“Active resistance through love, the consistency of that has been proven in many world conflict. Here is another one.”

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