Native Hawaiians will now have more say over use of sacred Mauna Kea summit by scientists.
The Mauna Kea protests are gaining star power as Native Hawaiian groups continue to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Astronomers want to build a telescope they say would change the way we know the universe. Hawaiians are fighting to preserve their culture and land.
The actor joined protesters who are protecting Mauna Kea, a mountain sacred to Hawaiians, from a massive project known as the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope set to be built atop Hawaii's tallest peak has been the subject of controversy for a decade.
The Thirty Meter Telescope, set to be the largest in the world, will be built on Mauna Kea despite years of protests and a Supreme Court battle.
The court upheld a building permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawaiians.
A snowstorm hit the Big Island's summit, and more snow is expected.
Many Native Hawaiians oppose additional construction on Mauna Kea, a mountain which they consider sacred.
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