comscore Column: Science should honor the answer: ‘No’
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Column: Science should honor the answer: ‘No’

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 2019
                                Dexter Kaiama held his hands high as a tribute to Mauna Kea before a line of kupuna who formed a human barricade in 2019 to stop construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 2019

    Dexter Kaiama held his hands high as a tribute to Mauna Kea before a line of kupuna who formed a human barricade in 2019 to stop construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

The recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s (Astro2020) prioritizes U.S. funding of the Thirty Meter Telescope — with its contentious preferred site on Mauna Kea — continuing America’s legacy of colonialism and oppression of indigenous kanaka maoli. Read more

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