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Mauna Kea: Balancing Culture and Discovery

If you haven’t been following the news about the 30-meter telescope being constructed on Mauna Kea, then you may not be aware of the protests from native Hawaiians who are concerned about the development of a spiritually sacred site. The most recent bit of news here concerns a DLNR rule that …

Astronomy Outreach at Comic and Sci-Fi Conventions

I’ve been attending comic and sci-fi conventions for a few years, actually since before I got deep into astronomy. It occurred to me last year (2013) at ECCC that there would be a large overlap of the convention attendees that would be interested in Astronomy. NASA actually had a large …