UH Hilo co-sponsoring large community event to welcome Hōkūle‘a crew to Hilo, April 21.
The events are organized annually at ‘Imiloa to complement and honor Merrie Monarch’s major purpose: the perpetuation, preservation and promotion of the art of hula and Hawaiian culture through education
Astronomer Mark Chun will discuss the qualities of Maunakea that make it the best site in the world for ground-based astronomy.
Astronomer Doug Simons: Anticipated discoveries in astronomy are about to shift humankind’s understanding of the universe and Earth’s place in it. Many of the discoveries will be linked to observations from Maunakea.
The theme of the event, Celebrating ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, will feature exciting activities for the entire ‘ohana centered around Hawaiian language.
The garden is named in memory of Patricia Anna Weber Lee, whose family donated $200,000 to the center.
Steve Mairs will highlight his research in capturing submillimetre light to probe cold dust in the process of forming stars.
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.