Presentation #104A.01 in the session Plenary Session: Status of Maunakea.
Maunakea, on the island of Hawai'i, provides some of the best viewing conditions for astronomy on the planet. In this environment, the Maunakea Observatories (MKOs), operating in the radio through ultraviolet wavelengths, have established their position as being amongst the most scientifically productive in the world. From the first images of a black hole, to exoplanets, to dark matter and dark energy, the MKOs provide essential capabilities to advance our knowledge of the cosmos. In this talk, I will discuss the capabilities of the MKOs, along with recent science highlights. Additionally, I will discuss how the MKOs will interface with the newly established oversight authority which will play a key role in determining the future of astronomy from Maunkaea in the 2020s and beyond.