Hawaii governor extends construction moratorium on Thirty Meter Telescope

Part of the cost of doing business on Mauna Kea I'm afraid. Expect a few more conditions put on the construction, perhaps more goodwill gestures by the TMT, relative calm for a few months then start again.

That sounds flippant, and that is not where I am going with this. I just think that, while most Hawaiian's are okay with the telescopes on the mountain - and many are even proud of them - there are groups who will never be happy until all the astronomers are gone.

The Thirty Meter Telescope has received state construction permits and a sublease for the land from the University of Hawaii, which manages the area at the top of the mountain.

Native Hawaiians have filed lawsuits against the project. One is pending before the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals.