Astronomy, science and telescopes in Hawaii are something we should all be proud of.
It may come as a surprise, but the Aloha State is one of the best places in the world for astronomy. This is thanks in part to Hawaii’s clear air, lack of light pollution, and towering mountain peaks, but also because of its world class telescopes. Its competitors are few, but include the Atacama Observatories in Chile.
Mauna Kea, however, is the only astronomical site in the Northern Hemisphere of its kind. While other states take pride in NFL teams, music festivals or local foods, Hawaii has something unique to be proud of: one-of-a-kind scientific research. This research expands the collective knowledge of humanity and also follows a long Hawaiian tradition of stargazing and celestial navigation.Read the rest here