When I heard that a 'mega-telescope' was being built in Hawaii I looked forward to seeing fascinating images. But the decision has caused some upset.
Some native Hawaiians believe building on the Mauna Kea mountain is disrespectful as it's a sacred site. A backup location in the Canary Islands is at a much lower altitude, meaning the images may be affected by higher levels of water vapour.
This debate raises interesting questions about science and spirituality. I hope that wherever the telescope ends up everyone can share the wonder of its discoveries.