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Hawaii approves permit for world’s largest telescope
Pacific Business News: A permit for the $1.3 billion Thirty Meter Telescope was approved by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday.
The telescope will be built on the summit of the volcano Mauna Kea by a group of research universities primarily from California and Canada.
Researchers believe the telescope will produce images three times sharper than those produced by optical telescopes today.
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Kaʻiulani, the last crown princess of Hawai’i.
Kaʻiulani was a teenage student in England when the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown. She traveled to the US in hopes of preventing the annexation of Hawai’i. Elegant, multilingual, and well-spoken, Kaʻiulani impressed journalists and President Grover Cleveland but she was not able to restore the monarchy. The situation stalled with the monarchy out of power but no formal US annexation. After four more years in Europe, Kaʻiulani returned to Hawaii as a private citizen and witnessed the 1898 annexation of her country. She died less than a year later at the age of 23.
SHIT SHIT SHIT apparently Jimmy Buffett is going to be on Hawaii 5-o tonight?! wtf. wrong islands but
you know i’m watching it
Jan. 11, 1935: Amelia Earhart Becomes the First Person to Fly from Hawaii to U.S. Mainland
On this day in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
Two years later, Earhart would begin her ill-fated around-the-world flight, disappearing over the Pacific after completing nearly 22, 000 miles of the voyage.
Dive deep into the world of female aviation pioneers, with American Experience’s “Women of Flight” photo gallery.
Photo: Amelia Earhart in 1928 (Library of Congress)
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