The black hole—discovered by a collaborative effort of eight telescopes at six locations around the globe—was named Pōwehi, which means embellished dark source of unending creation.The name was chosen by UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner Larry Kimura.
The “reflecting wall” exhibit at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center invites visitors to write and post their thoughts and perspectives about Maunakea.
‘Imiloa’s big-picture mission is to connect the scientific work being done on Maunakea with the language and culture of Hawai‘i.
The newest Vulcans are enjoying four days of activities, workshops, fairs, van tours, target shuttles, and various socials to create a connection with the UH Hilo community.
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.
Foremost expert on Hawaiian language, Larry Kimura, and the executive director of an observatory atop Maunakea, Doug Simons, compare the first 11 lines of The Kumulipo creation chant to astronomy theories on the origins of the Universe.
As a teacher at Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina at Lahaina Intermediate, she’s proud to teach ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi on the campus she once attended.
Astronomers collaborated with Larry Kimura, renowned UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner, for the Hawaiian naming of the black hole.
A delegation from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College visited The Evergreen State College in Washington state to talk about modeling an indigenous arts program after Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.