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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope To Begin Construction

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, (808) 228-8108
Director of Communications and Outreach, University of Hawaii Innovation Initiative
Lynne Waters, (808) 956-9803
Associate Vice President, External Affairs & University Relations, UH System
Posted: Nov 13, 2012

The University of Hawai‘i has received the Finding of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order for the Contested Case on the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) from Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources.

 

The decision, issued November 9, 2012 by the Board of Land and Natural Resources, reaffirms the granting of the December 2, 2010 Conservation District Use Permit for the construction of the ATST on Haleakala.

 

University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood said, “The University is eager to move this $300-million project forward.  The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope is important both to the scientific community and to Hawaii’s economy.”

 

University of Hawai‘i, Institute for Astronomy Director Günther Hasinger said, “While we have not had the chance to completely review the Decision and Order, we are pleased that Board recognized the many benefits of the ATST and that the decision reaffirms the granting of the December 2, 2010 Conservation District Use Permit for the construction of the ATST on Haleakala.”