‘House of the Sun’ getting crowded

PUKALANI – For nearly a decade, the “line in the lava” – as Kahu Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell Sr. put it
recently – has been clearly delineated over the National Science Foundation’s proposed 143-foot-tall solar telescope near the summit of Haleakala.

Native cultural preservationists and Haleakala purists oppose the $161 million Advanced Technology Solar Telescope as sacrilegious, unnecessary and flat-out insensitive and ugly. Finish Reading: ‘House of the Sun’ getting crowded


Articles, Papers & News

May 2009 newsletter from National Park Service/ Haleakala National Park
(see page 2 for the information on NEPA meetings on June 3 and 4 and for contact information to send their comments on the Draft Envioronmental Impact Statement. In addition, page 3 is a really good summary of what the 106 meetings are about and also information on the 106 meetings June 8, 9 and 10. )

Haleakala Getting Crowded  backup

Haleakala Solar Telescope a Desecration

Haleakalā – The Sacred House of the Sun (Comments on DEIS)

Professor (Emeritus) Dick Mayer (Comments on DEIS)

University of Hawai`i Environmental Center (Comments on DEIS)

Ed Lindsey’s Letter (Comments on DEIS)

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (Comments on DEIS)

Friends of Haleakalā Position Statement

Hawaiians continue to protest solar telescope  (Maui News)

Haleakala National Park Opposes Solar Telescope (Maui News)

Seeker of knowledge suggests moving solar telescope

Friends of national park oppose site of solar telescope

UH Press Release Describing Telescope

Haleakala Solar Telescope Desecration

Maui News May 21, 2009

Emerson Earl considers small roadside shrines “trash” (Letters, April 14) but declaims that a 20 story concrete eyesore on top of Haleakala is “appropriate” (Letters, May 17). He goes on to spout a lot of grandiose but meaningless words about the proposed telescope.

I don’t have a strong opinion on the telescope. But then, I am not Hawaiian. I listen to Hawaiian friends and relatives when they tell me that this is a desecration and culturally inappropriate. Only a very ungracious guest of Maui would ignore their words and trample our hosts’ sacred place. Finish Reading: Haleakala Solar Telescope Desecration