Tag: astronomy

Martin Rees: ‘Climate change is a doddle compared with terraforming Mars’

The astronomer royal and risk specialist on cyber-attacks, pandemics, Brexit and life on Mars Martin Rees is a cosmologist and astrophysicist who has been the astronomer royal since 1995. He is also a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Cambridge. His most recent book, On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, is […]

The fight is heating up over telescope construction on Hawaii’s largest volcano

the fight is heating up over telescope construction on hawaiis largest volcano - The fight is heating up over telescope construction on Hawaii’s largest volcano

Hawaii’s largest volcano, Mauna Kea, hasn’t erupted in thousands of years. But the fight over who has the right to part of its peak is getting quite heated. This week, hundreds of protestors gathered at the base of Mauna Kea in opposition to a proposed 30-meter telescope that was set to begin construction at the […]