Mauna Kea and Modern Astronomy

Mauna Kea and Modern Astronomy

In light of the October 30 ruling on the Thirty Meter Telescope, a review of modern astronomy on Mauna Kea seems warranted. This post came out of the Astrobites Policy Committee, which focuses on science and the government.

Astrobites statement on recent CERN talk

Astrobites statement on recent CERN talk

In light of recent events in the high-energy physics community, the Astrobites collaboration affirms our commitment to promoting equity and justice within the fields of physics and astronomy. We support the Particles for Justice statement authored by members of the physics community, and we strongly reiterate the authors’ first point that “the humanity of any person, regardless of ascribed identities such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, gender presentation, or sexual identity is not up for debate.” For more information about Astrobites’ stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we refer readers to our Statement of...