Techlife News|March 07, 2020
An international consortium wants to build the telescope atop the state’s highest mountain on the Big Island. Japan supplies components for the telescope.
Tomonori Usuda, telescope project manager for Japan, confirmed the Japanese government reduced funding for the project due to the situation on Mauna Kea. But Japan is still committed to Hawaii as the preferred site for the telescope, Usuda said.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim announced a two-month moratorium on construction in late December.
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March 07, 2020