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'Imiloa Wayfinding & Navigation Festival

Sponsored by Ama Olukai Foundation

Celebrate the Tradition

Experience the “Spirit of the Wayfinder” at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s  Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival. This event explores oceanic wayfinding, a traditional system of navigating the open ocean without the use of instrumentation. Using concepts of astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, and ecology, modern day wayfinders are stewards of collective knowledge handed down through generations. Navigator in Residence, Kālepa Baybayan, states,  “More than getting from one place to another, wayfinding is a legacy of exploring, understanding and stewarding our environmental resources for the next generation.”

"The Wayfinding and Navigation Festival is a celebration of our Hawaiian heritage, culture and traditions, it is a unifying legacy that we proudly share with other Polynesian cultures in the Pacific.  Wayfinding and celestial navigation is an ancient knowledge that shows us the power of human initiative and intuition, before modern navigation systems became available to explore the unknown."

—Ka‘iu Kimura, Executive Director, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i


Wayfinding & Navigation Festival 2016

Saturday October 29, 2016

More info coming soon!