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Ma‘i Ho‘oka‘awale ‘Ohana & The Journey Into Exile: Hansen’s Disease in Hawai‘i

Ma‘i Ho‘oka‘awale ‘Ohana & The Journey Into Exile:
Hansen’s Disease in Hawai‘i
 “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” ‘Imiloa Lecture Series

Hilo, Hawai‘i –The seldom told stories of Hawai‘i’s Hansen’s Disease sufferers who were exiled to Molokai will come alive in their own words when ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center hosts Dr. Kerri Inglis, Chair, Department of History at UH Hilo, for her talk “Ma‘i Ho‘oka‘awale ‘Ohana & the Journey into Exile: Hansen’s Disease in Hawai‘i, 1866-1969” on Thursday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. The talk is presented as part of a continuing series being offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” Attendees may also tour the exhibit, which is on display until June 1, 2014 as part of a 13-city national tour.

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Talk Story on Filipino-American Heritage

Posted April 8, 2014 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

‘Imiloa Hosts Lecture/Film on Filipino-American Issues
 “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story”  ‘Imiloa Lecture Series

Hilo, Hawai‘i –In conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center hosts Hawai‘i born educator Domingo Los Baños for an inspiring presentation on the experience of Filipino troops in World War II on Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m. “An Untold Triumph,” the PBS documentary, which he help produce, will also be shown.

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PISCES Moon Rover to Showcase April's Maunakea Skies Talk

Living Off the Land
Next Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa


Hilo, Hawai‘i
– Join Rob Kelso and Rodrigo Romo from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), for the next ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s Maunakea Skies talk about how a lunar rover and the Robotic Village will play a role in “living off the land,” a concept that is vital to Earth’s next chapter in space exploration. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. on April 18, 2014.
Kelso and Romo will showcase the newly-acquired PISCES Moon Rover, the first of its kind in Hawai‘i. The rover, a 726-pound robotic space vehicle, just arrived in Hawai‘i in March, it is the size of a golf cart, and comes from Canada through an extended loan agreement with Ontario Drive Gear.

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Tea Chats with JoAnn Aguirre

Posted April 3, 2014 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

‘Imiloa Kicks Off Tea Series
Tea Chats with JoAnn Aguirre


Hilo, Hawai‘i
– ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents a series of monthly Tea Chats with JoAnn Aguirre starting  April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m.-3 p.m.  Aguirre will cover various tea topics over the next few months and in honor of the Merrie Monarch Festival, she will kick off the series with A Tea Tribute to the Hula Dancer. You will learn about the association between the hula dancer and a popular ingredient in blended teas, as well as enjoy tea tasting and freshly baked goods. This event is free to the public.

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2014 Merrie Monarch Enrichment Programs

Posted April 3, 2014 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center offers Cultural
Education programming in support of the Merrie Monarch Festival


Hilo, Hawai‘i
- Musical performances, enriching presentations, and talk-story sessions are on tap for ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s Merrie Monarch Cultural Enrichment programs April 23 - 25, 2014. 
‘Imiloa is offering three days of hula-related programs during the upcoming annual Merrie Monarch festival and competition in Hilo, providing visitors to Hawai‘i and its residents with an opportunity to learn more about the history and cultural significance of hula and its practitioners.

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