Editorial: Keep the peace as TMT goes up

//Editorial: Keep the peace as TMT goes up

The Thirty Meter Telescope, housed in a structure as high as an 18-story building, is gargantuan — in relative size, in its reach to the stars, in its importance as an educational boon for the state and as a scientific asset for the world.

It also has occupied a prominent place in Hawaii’s political and cultural history, owing to its location: at the summit of Mauna Kea, highest point in the islands, a site regarded with reverence by many in the Native Hawaiian community. Some have opposed its development at this point and, over the past decade of the project’s controversial review process, have sought to stop it.

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