Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hawaii Mauna Kea Visitor Center - August Event

Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
Mauna Kea Visitor’s Information Station
Phone: (808) 961-2180 Fax: (808) 969-4892

Malalo o Ka Po Lani
Hawaiian Culture Night on Maunakea

Saturday, August 20th 6:00 pm

The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station’s free monthly program, “Malalo o ka Po Lani,” will be held on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station’s presentation room, beginning at 6:00pm. The presentation will take place for approximately one hour, with our stargazing program following shortly thereafter.

Join special guest Terri Napeahi and hosts Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah In “Sailing by the Stars,” as we explore how the Hawaiian night sky served as a navigational chart for our ancestors. Then, examine the interrelationship between, culture, art, and science. Terri Napeahi is the owner of Papa Mū, a fine art gallery featuring the work of Kanaka Maoli artists.

Come up for Culture Night on Maunakea for an evening of Hawaiian music, chants, stories, and science as we learn about the Hawaiian Moon Calendar and the Hawaiian constellations of summer. Then, see them for yourself at the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai!

Each month, a different Cultural Practitioner shares perspectives on an aspect of Hawaiian culture, history, and or arts relating to the natural history of Maunakea. The “Malalo o ka Po Lani” cultural program is held on the third Saturday of every month in the Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station’s presentation room at the 9,300 ft eleveation on Mauna Kea. For more information on programs at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station please visit our web site: www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis or call us at (808) 961-2180.

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