The report contains comments from a diverse cross section of the Hawai‘i Island community addressing meaning, challenges, and the future of Maunakea.
Students from the Maunakea Scholars program competed to win observation time on telescopes.
“Getting to show the Clintons different nebula and galaxies while sitting below one of the darkest skies in the world was an unforgettable experience,” says UH Hilo astronomy student Mitchel Rudisel.
The public comments will help in the drafting the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed new land authorization.
Greg Chun will represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management.
“Maunakea is the astonishing mountain that stands in the calm” is an ‘olele no‘eau or wise saying that expresses the sentiment that Maunakea is a source of awe and inspiration.
The greenhouse will support restoration work such as planting native species in the Halepōhaku area.
The Office of Maunakea Management, part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, will coordinate the decommissioning process.
After extensive temperature measurements and targeted geophysical surveys sponsored by the Office of Maunakea Management, the permafrost on Maunakea has been re-documented.
Ten astronomy students at UH Hilo went on a lab field trip to Maunakea where they practiced their astrophotography skills and captured spectacular photos of the night sky.