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“The History of Snow and Ice on the Summits of Hawaiʻi” presentation

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Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Physics and Astronomy program and the Office of Mauna Kea Management invite the public to a presentation on “The History of Snow and Ice on the Summits of Hawaiʻi” on Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in the UH Hilo Sciences and Technology Building, Room 108.

Norbert Schorghofer, a planetary scientist at UH Manoa, will talk about the implications of climate change, and share historical accounts from rare written documents in English and Hawaiian about the summits’ snow coverage from as far back as the 18th century. He will also describe how the summit landscapes parallel those on Mars.

Schorghofer’s research focuses on ice on Mars, the Moon, and terrestrial analogues.

For more information, contact John Coney at 932-7187 or email The website with further information is at

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