Hawaii clears land use for the 30 Meter Telescope

April 14, 2013

An eye on the sky. Neat image at link.

The Thirty Meter Telescope has been under development for more than a decade, but the sheer amount of land needed on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea for its namesake main mirror has proved problematic: locals have formally challenged the multi-university effort over concerns that it might damage both the environment and natives’ heritage.

More via construction to start in 2014.

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