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Eminent Hawaiian wayfinder wants telescope to be built

  • DENNIS ODA / 2014

    Hokule‘a skipper Chad Babayan says using Mauna Kea for astronomy is consistent with using materials from the Mauna Kea quarry to fashion tools, as the ancient Hawaiians did.

Famed voyaging canoe captain and Hawaiian navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan testified Wednesday in favor of building the Thirty Meter Telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, arguing it would be “the highest level of desecration” to take any action that limits opportunities for future generations of Hawaii youth. Read more

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