Fireweed pulls help keep the invasive species from being transported to the upper elevation areas of Maunakea and reduce habitat for invasive insects.
Detailed planning for the removal of the UKIRT observatory and restoration of the site will begin after decommissioning processes for Caltech and Hoku Kea observatories are completed.
Announced by President Obama at the White House Astronomy Night in DC: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will partner with eight of the world’s leading observatories on Maunakea to offer Hawai‛i residents free guided tours into the observatories.
Over two dozen UH Hilo students showed an interest in the observatories, inquiring about opportunities, internships and job opportunities.
The Monty Richards award will be used for ‘Imiloa’s Maunakea Education Initiative to further its leadership, teaching, program development and community engagement.
Michael J. West’s engaging commentary brings the past and present to life, showcasing the many remarkable discoveries made by the observatories atop Maunakea.
People with different perspectives about Maunakea find common ground in a uniquely Hawaiian way.