Some Indigenous Hawaiians See Telescope as Science Finding out Boon


In this image taken on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Heather Kaluna poses for a photograph at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy in Honolulu. Kaluna, who grew up in a rural town on Hawaii’s Massive Island, is on track to grow to be the initial Indigenous Hawaiian to receive a doctorate in astronomy from the college. While she’s occupied preparing for graduation and defending her thesis, opposition is mounting from constructing 1 of the world’s biggest telescopes in close proximity to the summit of a mountain held sacred by Indigenous Hawaiians. Astronomers say Mauna Kea is an excellent location for viewing the skies. (AP Photograph/Caleb Jones) Near

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