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UKIRT’s Contributions to Infrared Astronomy, May's Maunakea Skies Talk

UKIRT’s Contributions to Infrared Astronomy

Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa
Hilo, Hawai‘i – Dr. Richard Green, Director of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) will discuss UKIRT’s contributions to ground based infrared observations at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program, Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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Mother's Day High Tea and Chat


Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa presents its first High Tea & Chat on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11 :30 a.m.  Treat someone special or come with friends to an event that will be sure to delight. Partake in tea, scones and desserts provided by Teaching Tea; tea sandwiches created by Moonstruck Patisserie; and decorated cookies designed by A Little Bit of Paris, all presented on an eclectic collection of fine china.  Relax and learn about the role that women and mothers have had on the history of tea as JoAnn Aguirre presents a chat on “Mothers & Tea: Women’s Place in Tea History.”  Music will be provided by Lorien Brownlea who will play the violin and mandolin.  Hats are welcome to this English affair.
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Hawai‘i Moon RIDERS Project

Hawai‘i Moon RIDERS Project

Next Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa
Hilo, Hawai‘i – Join Rob Kelso, Executive Director at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) as he introduces the Moon RIDERS Hawai‘i robotics teams’ work on the electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) lunar project and the partnership with PISCES, NASA, and Google Lunar Xprize.  ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program entitled “Moon RIDERS: 2016 Hawai‘i High Schools’ Experiment on the Surface of the Moon,” is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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Gordon Pi'ianai'a Talks about Hokule'a's First 20 Years.

 Reflections on the First 20 Years of the Hōkūle‘a

‘Imiloa’s Wayfinding Talk
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the wayfinding talk Voices from the Wa‘a: Reflections on the First 20 Years of the Hōkūle‘a on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature Gordon Pi‘ianāi‘a, the captain of Hōkūle‘a on its pivotal 1980 voyage, during which he, Nainoa Thompson and others became the first Hawaiians in some 600 years to locate Tahiti without using modern navigational tools. 
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Kona Harp Ensemble Plays in the Planetarium

Kona Harp Ensemble Heads to ‘Imiloa Planetarium 

To Play Under the Stars!
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the Kona Harp Ensemble on Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m.  Kona Harp Ensemble’s unique sound of three harps, various traditional flutes, a synth and percussion will take the audience on a musical journey around the world.  Enjoy music by Vivaldi, Beethovan, Pachebel, O’Carollan, Jimmy Page, as well as Hawaiian music and original compositions beautifully set by the backdrop of ‘Imiloa’s night sky.  Experience the beautiful music of this diverse and talented five-member ensemble as they converge on one stage for a rare afternoon concert.
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