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Telescope to restart construction

The international consortium building a large telescope in Hawaii has said it expected to end a two-month hiatus and restart work at the site, which has been paused following the protests of native Hawaiians who consider it sacred.

“After more than two months of consultation, education and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope,” said Henry Yang, chairman of the TMT observatory’s board on 20 June.

The decision to restart work on 24 June comes two weeks after Hawaii’s state supreme court said it would hear a challenge from opponents over the telescope’s permits to build in a conservation area.

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