Director’s Message: Maunakea’s Future


I would like to share W. M. Keck Observatory’s engagement around HB2024, a bill that proposes a new governance and management structure for Maunakea.

We seek a model that upholds our core principles*, most importantly the inclusion of the native Hawaiian community in decision-making.

This is consistent with our commitment to a Community Astronomy model as outlined in the Astro2020 State of the Profession*.

Hilton Lewis, Director, W. M. Keck Observatory