Universities: New Tides in the Pacific

"The world is moving toward a new era—the Pacific era," says Hawaii's Governor John A. Burns, and his state shows a lively new determination to make its mid-Pacific location the center of the region's rising tide of intellectual and scientific achievement.

Atop Hawaii's clear, cloud-free Mauna Kea (13,784 ft.), new telescopes sweep the skies from a site that Astronomer Gerard Kuiper terms "the finest in the world—I repeat, in the world." Five space-tracking stations in the islands now spot missiles and satellites. A hundred miles northeast of the island of Maui, a...

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