Tour companies trying to hang on

Night falls on the summit of Maunakea in this file photo. (Photo courtesy /Adam Atwood)
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, file photo, the sun sets behind telescopes at the summit of Maunakea. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
The Keck twin telescopes survey the night skies atop Maunakea. (Courtesy photo by ETHAN TWEEDIE/W.M. Keck Observatory)
Stars shine above the Gemini Observatory atop Maunakea in this file photo. (Courtesy photo)

HILO — Maunakea tour companies are restructuring and selling off equipment as the closure of the access road and inability to conduct stargazing tours stretches into the ninth week.