Haleakala Summit

HAWAII: Astronomy development at sacred site worries activist

Plans to expand the number of telescopes on a Hawaiian peak have been criticised as culturally insensitive by a native Hawaiian activist. The world's largest solar telescope and a telescope designed to seek out asteroids possibly headed for Earth are being constructed at the Science City complex atop Haleakala, a 10,000 foot mountain on the island of Maui.

But its status as a sacred site is causing concern.

Presenter/Interviewer: Bruce Hill
Speakers: Charles Kaluwehi Maxwell, a native Hawaiian spiritual leader and activist
Radio Australia, March 12, 2003

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