Camera captures night sky spiral after SpaceX rocket launchJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A camera atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain has captured what looks like a spiral swirling through the night sky.
Researchers believe it was from the launch of a military GPS satellite that lifted off earlier on a SpaceX rocket in Florida.
Hawaii stops prosecuting elders who protested telescopeJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's new attorney general said Tuesday more than two dozen elders won't be subject to another round of prosecutions for blocking a road three years ago to prevent the construction of a new telescope on a mountain summit many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Prominent Native Hawaiians named to Mauna Kea authoritySeptember 15, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday appointed several people, including some prominent Native Hawaiian activists, to a new board charged with managing Mauna Kea summit lands underneath some of the world's most advanced astronomical observatories.
Hawaii seeks end to strife over astronomy on sacred mountainAugust 20, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — For more than 50 years, telescopes and the needs of astronomers have dominated the summit of Mauna Kea, a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians that's also one of the finest places in the world to study the night sky.
Firefighters continue battling large Hawaii wildfireAugust 13, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A wildfire on Hawaii's Big Island grew overnight as firefighters worked to contain the large blaze that is burning in a rural area between the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes.
No homes were at risk, but the flames came within miles of a critical highway Friday.
US environmental study launched for Thirty Meter TelescopeJuly 20, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation said Tuesday it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest optical telescopes on sites selected in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands.
Mauna Kea management bill heads to Hawaii House, SenateApril 30, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A committee of Hawaii senators and representatives on Friday agreed on legislation creating new management for Mauna Kea, the site of some of the world's most advanced telescopes and demonstrations against the construction of a new observatory.
House committees pass bill creating new plan for Mauna KeaMarch 2, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Three House committees on Wednesday passed legislation that would create a new governing body for the summit of Mauna Kea, the tallest peak in Hawaii and the location of some of the world's most advanced telescopes.
Hawaii legislation would reform management of Mauna KeaJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have submitted legislation that would create a nine-member governing body for Mauna Kea's summit, where astronomers want to build a new telescope opposed by Native Hawaiian activists.
University regents adopt Hawaii mountain management planJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s board of regents on Thursday adopted a draft plan for management of land on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain, where an embattled giant telescope project has sparked discord about land-use decisions.
Rangers trek through snow to find hiker on Hawaii mountainDecember 24, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Rescuers trekked through heavy snow and sleet to find a hiker lost in one of the most dangerous places in Hawaii.
Rangers said the hiker registered at the the visitor's center for Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest peak, before he set off Tuesday morning.
Report: Hawaiian culture, land should top astronomy at peakDecember 17, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A working group tasked by the state Legislature to come up with recommendations for a new management plan for Hawaii's tallest peak and its affiliated telescopes released the first draft of its proposal Friday.
Anti-telescope protesters oppose US attorney pick for HawaiiOctober 27, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians are objecting to President Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney in the 50th state, saying Clare Connors treated dozens of elders like criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road while protesting the construction of a telescope in Hawaii.
Telescope protesters march to university president’s homeOctober 20, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — In the ongoing protest over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, a group marched to the state university system president's home.
Tuesday's march of about 70 protesters marked 2,400 days since heavy equipment first arrived on Mauna Kea in 2015, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
Spain judge nixes backup site for disputed Hawaii telescopeAugust 25, 2021 GMT
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge in a decision cheered by environmentalists has put a halt to backup plans for the construction of a giant telescope in the Canary Islands — eliminating at least for now the primary alternative location to the preferred spot in Hawaii, where there have been protests against the telescope.
Not guilty verdict for Hawaiian elders protesting telescopeAugust 7, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Four Native Hawaiians arrested in 2019 while protesting against construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii's highest peak were not guilty of obstructing the mountain's access road, a judge ruled Friday.
Lawsuit over police on Mauna Kea goes before high courtJuly 23, 2021 GMT
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A lawsuit challenging using police forces from other islands to respond to protests over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain is headed to the state Supreme Court.
Board approves plan to decommission Mauna Kea telescopeJune 3, 2021 GMT
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Maunakea Management Board this week approved a plan for decommissioning a telescope atop Hawaii's tallest peak.
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory is the first of five summit observatories scheduled to be decommissioned in exchange for the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea.
Hawaii House announces names of Mauna Kea working groupMay 11, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — House Speaker Scott Saiki on Monday announced the members of a working group that's been asked in a House resolution to develop recommendations for how to manage Mauna Kea — the Big Island mountain that's seen conflict over the construction and operation of some of the world’s most advanced telescopes...
Magnitude 4.4 earthquakes rattles Hawaii Island volcano areaDecember 14, 2020 GMT
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake struck Hawaii's Big Island on Monday...
Science foundation discusses funding giant Hawaii telescopeAugust 21, 2020 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation has launched an informal outreach to Hawaii about possible funding efforts for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project...
Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concernsMarch 27, 2020 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus...
Hawaii police to stand down from telescope construction siteDecember 20, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are having police leave a mountain where protesters are blocking construction of a giant telescope because the project isn't moving forward for now...
University: Losing Hawaii telescope risks billions in fundsSeptember 10, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding over the next few decades, a senior University of Hawaii official said...
Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation timeAugust 11, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars...
Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permitAugust 6, 2019 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred...
Mayor: Hawaiian leaders want to meet again on telescopeJuly 30, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The man tasked with trying to find a way out of an impasse over the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii says he met with Native Hawaiian leaders...
Supporters say Hawaii telescope will bring jobs, knowledgeJuly 26, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain will enhance humanity's knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said as protesters blocked construction for a second week...
Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggleJuly 20, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle...
Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protestsJuly 20, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak...
Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universeJuly 20, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe...
Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closureJuly 17, 2019 GMT
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up...
Protests flare over construction of telescope in HawaiiJuly 16, 2019 GMT
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred...
Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoysJuly 14, 2019 GMT
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe...
Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peakJune 21, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Hawaiian volcano that some consider sacred.
Hawaii mountain gets share of ‘extreme winter conditions’February 13, 2019 GMT
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — There's snow in Hawaii, on the highest peak of the island of Maui...
Hawaii Supreme Court upholds permit for giant telescopeOctober 31, 2018 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — After years of delay, including lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those willing to be arrested for blocking construction crews, builders of a giant telescope plan to move forward with constructing the $1...