UPDATE: Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope will begin this summer after the Department of Land and Natural Resources issued a notice to proceed yesterday.
HONOLULU — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s tallest mountain are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider a recent ruling upholding the project’s construction permit.
HONOLULU — A member of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources that approved a controversial giant telescope improperly contacted a state Supreme Court justice weighing the fate of the project.
HILO — The state Supreme Court handed the Thirty Meter Telescope project a lifeline Wednesday by ruling that a contested case hearing is not required for a sublease with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA — Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources was not required to hold a contested case hearing before consenting to a sublease by the University of Hawaii to TMT International Observatory for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.
In his biweekly column last Saturday, “guru” Ken Obenski took some foolish shots at the group working to develop one of the major scientific instruments to be built in the 21st century — the TMT project to build a 30 meter telescope here in Hawaii on Maunakea. Ken seems to think it will be their own fault if they do not finally succeed in getting a site on Maunakea
HILO — While it remains to be seen where the Thirty Meter Telescope will be built, manufacturing of key components continues around the world.
HONOLULU — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for Mauna Kea are appealing the state land board’s approval of the project’s construction permit.
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain are appealing the state land board’s approval of the project’s construction permit.
The Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) recently renewed a construction permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Maunakea. Maunakea is well-established as the finest observing site in the world due to