Governor Ige signed HB2024 into law today, creating the Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority, declaring astronomy as a policy of the state. Mahalo to the Hawai’i State Legislature, the Mauna Kea Working Group and the many community members for their efforts. We share the commitment stated by the University of Hawai’i to support the new Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority moving forward.
Several of the Maunakea Observatories chose to share more detailed statements on the signing of HB2024, reflecting the positions of those facilities and their leadership. We encourage you to read the statements, which can be found below: