Astronomer Schelte “Bobby” Bus will share highlights from the NASA Dawn mission, paired with a discussion on ground-based observations like those at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Maunakea.
Colorful mermaids, unicorns, angels, centaurs, Pegasus, dragons, a gargoyle and Medusa are adorning the branches of the lighted seven-foot tree in the ‘Imiloa atrium, on display into January.
Kālepa Baybayan has captained and navigated the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a, Hawai‘iloa, and Hōkūalaka‘i, and serves as navigator-in-residence at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.
The name, which was chosen in consultation with Kaʻiu Kimura and Larry Kimura, reflects the way this object is like a scout or messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to the solar system. Two Hawaiian language experts
The recent completion of the three-year Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage by the iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a underscores the timeless relevance of this indigenous system of celestial navigation.
Brent Tully will speak about the complexities of galaxies and how they group themselves throughout the universe.
Miriam Fuchs will share stories about the technological innovations that pave the way for submillimeter astronomy and the discoveries made by the Submillimeter Array on Maunakea.
Steven Businger will give a sense of the past and future climate of Maunakea based on past climate observations and simulations of future weather.
There will be live music, entertainment, Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death (ROD) information, talks, games, prizes, face painting, photo booth, educational booths, crafts, free admission into ‘Imiloa, food, and so much more!
Profs. Peter Mills and Steve Lundblad’s work has helped define the role of the Maunakea adze quarry and other stone tool quarries in ancient Hawaiian economies, inter-island voyaging and trade. Peter Mills, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaiʻi