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University of Hawaii regents discuss Mauna Kea telescopes

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    This artists rendering made available by the TMT Observatory Corporation shows the proposed Thirty Meter Observatory. A consortium of U.S. and Canadian universities on Tuesday

The management of Mauna Kea and the Mauna Kea Science Reserve is the subject of a special University of Hawaii Board of Regents meeting Thursday at UH-Hilo.

The 11:30 a.m. meeting to update the regents on the status of the planned $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope, is scheduled after the board’s regular meeting.

The controversial TMT telescope, which could become operational in 2024, would become the 14th — and largest — telescope to occupy the mountaintop science reserve.

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