Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

//Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Observatory workers sidelined by protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea are stepping up efforts to get the telescopes back on line after four weeks of “hibernation” — but it will take several more weeks before they’re peering into the stars again.

They left the twelve telescopes July 16 after groups protesting the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope occupied the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road. Meanwhile, state law enforcement set up a checkpoint about a hundred yards from the protestors.

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