Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

April 20, 2015 10:13 AM

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Exciting discoveries in astronomy are made on the Big Island but observatory directors say there's no financial profit for institutions.

The first telescope built atop Mauna Kea was tiny by today’s standards, an 88-inch instrument that astronomers hoped would reveal new details about the universe, and draw the world’s best researchers to a mountain relatively unknown in the scientific community.

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