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Pilots Use Mauna Kea for Afghanistan Training

The Army at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii are using Mauna Kea for training for flying helicopters to be used in Afghanistan. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mike Tierney is first to ride Unicycle From Sea Level to Mauna Kea

Mike Tierney is the first person to ride a unicycle from sea level to the top of Mauna Kea and climbing all 28 Colorado passes crossing the Continental Divide. Like this:Like Loading…

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Major Improvements to Saddle Road on Mauna Kea

There have been major improvements opening this week on Saddle Road (built 1942). Like this:Like Loading…

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Swarm Earthquakes on Mauna Kea

There has been a swarm of 39 earthquakes including a 4.5 on Mauna Kea in the last 24 hours. Like this:Like Loading…

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Amazing Mauna Kea Video of Burst from Missile

Atmospheric flare from a minuteman III ICBM missile from Kanoa on Vimeo. Here’s an amazing (and scarey) video captured on June 22 from the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea of the burst from a Minuteman missile. Like this:Like Loading…

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Lightning Knocks Mauna Kea Telescope

A huge lightning storm on Mauna Kea knocked out the University of 41-year old Hawaii’s 2.2 meter telescope — the first on the mountain. Like this:Like Loading…

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Cool Photos of 3 Observatories on Mauna Kea Using Lasers for Observations.

The the twin domes of the Keck telescopes and the Japanese Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea are now using lasers for the observations and that has been making for some interesting photos of the summit at night. Like this:Like Loading…

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Rare 6 Inch Snow on Mauna Kea in June

Mauna Kea had a rare 6 inch snow on Sunday, June 4. Like this:Like Loading…

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Police Suspend Search for Man Who Disappeared in 2007 in Mauna Kea Blizzard

Police have suspended the search for Brian Murphy of Plymouth, Mich., who was 67 when he hiked into a blizzard on Mauna Kea in December 2007. Like this:Like Loading…

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Officials Killing Sheep to Protect Palila Bird on Mauna Kea

Marksmen from helicopters are shooting sheep on Mauna Kea to protect the endangered palila Bird. The sheep eat mamane trees which is the source of seeds for the birds. Like this:Like Loading…

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