You might want to cancel your plans for that trip up to Haleakala for sunset viewing on Thursday and sunrise watching on Friday. Visitors will be unable to access the Crater Road (Rt. 378) and Haleakala National Park’s summit road from 6pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015 to 2pm on Friday, July 31, 2015. A convoy will be using the roads to transport big loads of materials to the … [Read more...] about Haleakala Road Closure this Thursday, Friday
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
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Watching the battle over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and now the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Haleakala has reached nearly comical proportions. Especially over on the Big Island, where native Hawaiian discontent over the big scope–they say it is an unwarranted desecration of the sacred Mauna Kea summit–has been building for … [Read more...] about Hawaii goes to war over telescopes
Just got a news release from Halekala National Park saying that late June 24/all of June 25 won't be a good day to visit. Solar telescope construction will necessitate the temporary closing of Crater Road: "Crater Road (Rt. 378) and Haleakala National Park’s summit road will close to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K. … [Read more...] about Haleakala Park Summit Road closing soon for solar telescope construction