Skip to content

Nantucket Nights: Astronomy Thirty Miles Out to Sea - Event Details

UH Hilo Home > News & Events

This event has concluded and is no longer current.

Nantucket Nights: Astronomy Thirty Miles Out to Sea

Nantucket, a small island located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, has a rich history and a strong connection to astronomy. Come learn about Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer, efforts to revive the lost language and astronomical heritage of the indigenous Wampanoag people, and the intriguing question of whether whales can see the stars.

Michael West is the Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket, MA,
Former faculty member at UH Hilo, and Author of " Gentle Rain of Starlight: The Story of Astronomy on Mauna Kea".

For more information, contact: jconey@hawaii.edu 9327187

Tags: UH Hilo Physics and Astronomy Michael West Astronomy May 12 Public talk free

What's also happening?

Week of May 11, 2014Next →
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat

Nantucket Nights: Astronomy Thirty Miles Out to Sea

TBD Women's Golf vs Lenoir-Rhyne College

TBD Softball vs NCAA Super Regionals

Maunakea Skies Talk at 'Imiloa

UH Hilo Commencement

Announcements

Students of Hawaii Advanced Research Project (SHARP)
Interested in biomedical or biobehavioral research? Join our Students of Hawai‘i Advanced Research Project team. Go to www.uhhilo-SHARP.org to discover how to get paid while learning.
4th Annual Domestic Violence Summit
Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo will host the 4th Annual Domestic Violence Summit with college students as the focus. The summit is on Friday, October 19, 2018 at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...
Pre-Law Club is looking for new members
Awesome and active club for future attorneys or law officers. Contact club President Harley Broyles at uhhplawc@hawaii.edu to join or for more information.
Fill out a sustainability survey, win $50
Aloha, Come fill out a short survey on sustainability and enter a drawing for $50. The survey is for research being done at UH Hilo in cooperation with Appalachian State University. ...
Campus & Community Service Fall Food Drive
From October 29 - November 14, 2018, the Campus and Community Service program will be hosting our Fall Food Drive. We ask you to please help those in need by donating non-perishable food that we can donate to the Hawaii Island Food Basket. ...
Critical Language Scholarship Available
The Summer 2019 Critical Language Scholarship application is now available. Spend 8-to-10 weeks abroad during the summer learning Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, ...
Love Yourself: Body Wellness and ED Support Group
Counseling Services is hosting a support group for students with body image concerns called "Love Yourself: Body Wellness and Eating Disorders. ...
Go Global: France Summer 2019
Spend your summer participating in an INTENSIVE 4-week program taught in English through ESSCA: School of Management. ...
APIA Scholarships
UH Hilo undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Asian American backgrounds who are U.S. ...
Break Thru Adventures (BTA) Participant Application Deadline
Hey Vulcans! If any of you are interested in joining Break Thru Adventures as a participant remember that the final deadline to apply is January 14, 2019, with a priority deadline on November 16. ...
2019-20 UH Common Scholarship App Available October 1st
The 2019-20 UH Common Scholarship Application will be available online as of October 1, 2018. Complete the application to apply for over 100 different scholarships available to students attending UH Hilo in Fall 2019. ...
UH Hilo RISO Registration is Now Open!
The 2018-2019 academic year UH Hilo RISO registration period is now open. The final day to register will be April 19, 2019. For the registration pack and information regard UH Hilo clubs please visit our website. hilo.hawaii. ...
What is ʻOpihi?
ʻOpihi is UH Hilo's brand for student retention and graduation. We also communicate relevant information and possibilities to help students succeed and thrive at UH Hilo. Be sure to regularly out hilo.hawaii. ...
Student Lingo Now Available!
Student Lingo is a series of student success workshops for all UH Hilo students, available online and 24/7. ...
2019-20 FAFSA Available October 1st
Effective October 1, 2018, students can complete their 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. To receive priority consideration, complete your FAFSA by February 1, 2019. ...

Disclaimer: The University of Hawaii at Hilo is not responsible for the contents, links and/or materials presented in any web site listed above that is not of the “hilo.hawaii.edu” or “.uhh.hawaii.edu” domains. All comments, complaints and grievances should be filed with the author, host and/or owner of said site.