Astronomy Facilities

Astronomy Facilities

OCCL is monitoring the progress of two new astronomical facilities that have recently received permits from the Board of Land and Natural Resources: the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST; formerly known as the Advance Technology Solar Telescope, ATST) at the Haleakalā High Observatories Site on Maui, and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in the Mauna Kea Science Reserve on Hawaiʻi.

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (January 2009)
TMT Final Environmental Impact Statement (April 26, 2010) (Volume 2, Volume 3)
TMT Conservation District Use Application (CDUA HA-3568, October 2010)
OCCL staff report on HA-3568  (February 25, 2011);  Exhibits for HA-3568
TMT Findings of fact, conclusions of law and decision and order (April 2013)
Phase 1 Notice of initiation / Pre-construction mitigation / DLNR Notice to proceed (March 2015)

2015 Annual report on the status of the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (April 30, 2015)

 

Court Decisions regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope 

Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, Civil No. 13-1-0349,Mauna Kea Anaina Hou et al. vs. Board of Land and Natural Resources et al., Decision and Order affirming Board of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision and Order Granting Conservation District Use Permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve Dated April 12, 2013 (May 5, 2014)

Supreme Court of the State Of Hawaii, SCAP-14-0000873, Mauna Kea Anaina Hou et al. vs. Board of Land and Natural Resources et al., Opinion of the Court by Rectenwald, C .J. (December 2, 2015)

Supreme Court of the State Of Hawaii, SCAP-14-0000873, Mauna Kea Anaina Hou et al. vs. Board of Land and Natural Resources et al., Concurring Opinion by Pollack, J., in which Wilson, J., joins in and in which McKenna, J. joins as to Part IV (December 2, 2015)

 

Decommissioning Telescopes

Decommissioning Plan for the Mauna Kea Observatories (January 2010)
Notice of Intent to Decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory  (December 2015)
Notice of Intent to Decommission the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Koku Kea Telescope  (September 2015)

 

 

TMT Overview on Vimeo.

Haleakalā

Haleakalā High Observatory Site Management Plan (June 8, 2010)
ATST Conservation District Use Application (MA-3542, March 2010); Appendix A
ATST Final Environmental Assessment (July 30, 2009) (Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4)
OCCL staff report on MA-3542 (December 1, 2010); Exhibits for MA-3542
ATST Findings of fact, conclusions of law, decision and order (November 2012)

2015  Annual Report on the Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site Management Plan