Astronomers lament lost observation time, risk to Maunakea telescopes

  • In this 2015 file photo, observatories and telescopes sit atop Maunakea. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

For nearly two weeks, no staff of the Maunakea Observatories have been able to access the telescopes at the mountain’s summit, save at the discretion of demonstrators occupying Maunakea Access Road.