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October 01, 2010

Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water on Its Surface

A team of astronomers using a Keck telescope atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii have discovered a planet similar in temperature and likeness to the Earth.  The planet called Gliese 581g is 20-light-years away in the constellation of Libra.  Scientists say its mass indicates it is likely a rocky planet, and its... Read more »
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June 18, 2010

World’s largest digital camera begins science mission at Haleakala

The Pan-STARRS telescope atop Haleakala officially began its science mission to survey the sky for killer asteroids.  The 1.8 meter telescope on Maui is the largest digital camera in the world with 1,400 megapixels.  The giant camera will take over 500 exposures each night and send about four terabytes of data (equivalent to what 1,000... Read more »
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June 15, 2010

VIDEO: 2010 Na Kamehameha Parade Maui – Part 4

Posted by Wendy Osher   The fourth segment of Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade & Ho’olaule’a featured pa’u units from the islands of Moloka’i and Hawai’i.  Representing Moloka’i was Pa’u Princess Tiara Dudoit; and for the island of Hawai’i, the Pa’u Princess was Hawealani Ka’ahanui Kahahane. A fitting addition to the parade was the court... Read more »
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May 25, 2010

Drought conditions force closure of Mauna Kea forest reserve

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close portions of the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and the Kaohe Game Management Area on the Big Island of Hawaii for three months, due to extreme fire danger as a result of drought conditions.  The closure begins Friday, June 4, 2010 and lasts until August 31, 2010.... Read more »
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May 13, 2010

Mauna Kea: A search for balance between sacred summit and science city

Posted by Wendy Osher The University of Hawaii at Hilo submitted a final environmental impact statement for a proposed Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii.  The 376-page document was prepared to provide the public, stakeholders and decision makers with information on potential impacts of locating the project in Hawaii. An ongoing... Read more »
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January 08, 2009

MACY’S TO CLOSE 11 STORES, INCLUDING MAUNA LANI

Macy’s, Inc. today announced the closing of 11 underperforming Macy’s stores, including the retail location at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Island of Hawaii.  The 3,000 square foot store opened in 1983 and had 3 employees. Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren said in a statement today, “These closings are part of our normal-course... Read more »
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