Chun will oversee relevant UH programs to ensure recognition of Maunakea’s natural, cultural, educational and scientific resources and will report directly to UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin.
The name of the telescope instrument, Nāmakanui (The Big Eyes), to be installed at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Maunakea, refers to the three individual receivers that make up the instrument, each of which Kimura named after three red-colored, big-eyed species of nocturnal fish: ‘Ū‘ū, ‘Āweoweo, and ‘Ala‘ihi.
This second round of public hearings is the latest step in the development of the administrative rules.
In this week’s Volcano Watch, a weekly activity update written by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues, a geophysicist writes about how local high school students enrolled in the UH Hilo Upward Bound program scientifically monitored the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. “All it took was a bit of knowledge, support, and passion.”
Astronomers collaborated with Larry Kimura, renowned UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner, for the Hawaiian naming of the black hole.
Maunakea Visitor Information Station is ready for work to begin on parking lot improvements and Upper Longhouse replacement; visitor hours to change during construction.
During the eruption, members of the UH Hilo drone team provided data to Civil Defense to aid in a range of ways, such as helping residents to recoup losses.
The Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan, approved by the UH Board of Regents in June 2000, established the Maunakea Management Board, which is comprised of seven voting members representing the Hawaiʻi Island community.