Photos show why many native Hawaiians don’t want a giant telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea

Hawaii has a long and complicated history with American colonialism and the digging up of its land, and some Hawaiians see the construction of TMT as another instance of foreign powers doing what they want at the expense of the natives.

Panoram DKIST telescope construction at Science City, Maui, Hawaii in 2018. Forest and Kim Star/Flickr

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