Two of Hawai‘i’s celebrated mountains, Mauna Kea and Haleakalā, remain in the crosshairs of a battle that appears to pit preservation of culture against pursuit of science. In both cases, the state and counties are being called upon to enforce state land board decisions, while challenges to those decisions are before the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a look at Haleakalā, the issues and the mountain.
Look at the Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory management plan from June 8, 2010.
Eighteen point one acres of land were designated and assigned to UH in 1961 for scientific purposes via Executive Order 1987 within the Conservation District and General Subzone, on Pu'u Kolekole, near the summit of Haleakalā, about 0.3 miles from the highest point, Pu'u Ula'ula (Red Hill) Overlook, which is in Haleakalā National Park (HALE). The area, which currently houses ten facilities with the DKIST on the way, is now known as "Science City."
Find out more about the Daniel K, Inouye Solar Telescope
Find out more about Kilakila o Haleakala, the organization suing to prevent construction of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
Find out more about the University of Hawai'i's Astronomy program.
Hear the Case-Flores Ohana share their mana'o on why Mauna Kea is considered sacred.
Report from a Spring Equinox sunrise atop Mauna Kea.