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
Countless UH students, faculty, staff and alumni served during the three-year voyage in myriad ways, as volunteers, navigators, captains and scientific researchers.
Two outstanding students received telescope time on the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope to observe dark nebulae.
Accomplished attorney and UH alumna Jane Massey Licata (Rutgers University) will share insights from her thesis research at Lake Waiau and how this work influenced her career.