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Mauna Kea

Mountain Shadows Are Nature's Coolest Optical Illusion

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Call it a view of moonrise kingdom. The astronomers who run NASA's beautiful Astronomy Photo Of The Day blog posted a haunting image this week of t...

HULA MOON, Vol. VIII: The Universal Perspective Upon the Altar of Mauna Kea; Hawai'i Homeless Dinner Theater

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Mauna Kea is indeed sacred and a monument to the spiritual reverence and belief system of a people. These values and ideals are clearly alive. This conscience can be found in most cultures and world religions. The integrity of Mauna Kea is universal.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

Near Mauna Kea, Residents Worry About Jobs | Civil Beat | Posted 04.15.2015 | Hawaii

Kathy DeMello, 59, remembers when the first telescope was built on Mauna Kea. It was 1968, and her father was one of the construction workers. “I...

Is Putting a Telescope on Mauna Kea Short-Sighted?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Natives ask, "Why Threaten the Ground We Stand on to Reach for the Stars?" In late March, Kanaka Maoli warriors representing several islands in the Ha...

Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Protests Against A Hawaii Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes. But the $1.4-billion pro...

Telescope Protesters Prepare For Another Police Showdown | Posted 04.11.2015 | Hawaii

Just after dawn broke Friday, a woman danced to a mele celebrating Mauna Kea more than 9,000 feet up. Dozens of people watched in silence, some wiping...

Amid Protests, Hawaii Governor Says Giant Telescope Construction Is Paused

AP | CALEB JONES | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and dozens of arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the company building one of ...

It's Even Snowing In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel

And you thought your snow day was bad. Hawaii's Mauna Kea awoke to a hefty blanket of white Thursday morning, after forecasters predicted 10 to 15 ...

7 Jaw-Dropping Hawaii Spots Where Time Stands Still

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel

Ever wonder what's behind that famous "aloha spirit?" Why are people in Hawaii so darn healthy and happy all the time? The local culture is a big ...

Massive New Telescope Gets Off To A Rough Start In Hawaii

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) — A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protest...

Awe-Inducing Time Lapse Of Hawaii's Volcanoes Will Fill You With Wonder

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

We all know nothing is certain but death and taxes. There's another fact, however, that will likely remain true for generations to come. You can't ...

I'm With Stupid: Popping Tiny Bubbles of Volcanic Ignorance

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Todd Hartley

I grew up in the East, so everything I know about Hawaii I learned from TV. Think Magnum, P.I.; Hawaii Five-0; The Brady Bunch: that kind of stuff.

Why You Need To See 6 More Photos Of The 'Blood Moon' (PHOTOS)

Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science

We know, we know: You've already seen several images of last night’s total lunar eclipse. But you haven't seen it like this yet. Due to its l...

This Is What A Hawaii Snow Day Looks Like (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

You know that first day of spring? When everyone breaks out their warm-weather clothing and has that doofy smile on their face? Well, that just happen...

A Big Picture Look

Richard Ha | Posted 03.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Geothermal addresses all three of those points. It's inexpensive compared to using oil to produce our energy; we already know that it works; and after decades of experience with it here, the comparative risk is low.

WATCH: Powerful Hawaii Storm Causes Insane Number Of Lightning Strikes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Mother Nature wanted to bid adieu to 2013 with her own fireworks. On Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's Cloud Came...

Sacred And Special Lake Mysteriously Disappearing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

What once was a full, albeit small, glassy lake on Mauna Kea’s summit on Hawaii's Big Island, now looks more like a drying puddle. Since 2010, La...

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For ... Hawaii? (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii's Big Island regularly see temperatures below freezing during the winter and snowfall is not uncommon...

WATCH: Gorgeous Time-Lapse Of Night Sky Above Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

This video will make you feel like a tiny speck in the universe. Shot at the University of Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatories, located atop a 14,000...

Pan Am Days: Aloha To Hawaii

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
Carole Mallory

Mother's one dimple creased as she smiled. We were excited to arrive in this tropical eden.

Guess Who's Building World's Biggest Telescope

AP | By AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 01.12.2012 | Science

HONOLULU -- China and India are catapulting to the forefront of astronomy research with their decision to join as partners in a Hawaii telescope that ...