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8th Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival

Hilo, Hawai‘i – Experience the “Spirit of the Wayfinder” at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s 8th Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival sponsored by the Ama OluKai Foundation. This annual community festival explores the art and science of oceanic wayfinding, the traditional Polynesian system of navigating the open ocean without the use of modern instrumentation. Themed He Waʻa He Moku, Honoring the Spirit of the Waʻa and the ʻĀina, this full-day event takes place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Ama OluKai Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

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Lunar Programs at ‘Imiloa International Observe the Moon Night

Hilo, Hawai‘i – The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will host two special events at noon to help the community prepare for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

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Tea Chats Are Back At ‘Imiloa!

Hilo, Hawai’i – Tea Chats are back at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center after a three month summer break!  In honor of National Awareness Month for women’s health and childhood obesity, JoAnn Aguirre will present the latest research on tea as a preventative measure for chronic diseases such as gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity.  Join us t on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at  2:00 p.m.  to learn more about this engaging topic while enjoying tea, scones, clotted cream and jams and curds.

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2015 Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

Posted July 24, 2015 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

 From around the World, High School Students Gather in Hilo to Learn from Local Scientists and Engineers

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts 
third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit
Hilo, HI (July 17, 2015)- Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo July 20-24, 2015 for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering. The United States is represented by eight students and three teachers from St. Joseph School, Kealakehe High School, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawaiʻi. An additional 15 high school students and five teachers from Canada, China, India and Japan are also participating.
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Wayfinding Talk: Filming on the Deck of Hōkūle‘a

 Filming on Deck of Hōkūle‘a

 ‘Imiloa’s Wayfinding Talk
Hilo, Hawai‘i –  Join Keoni Lee, Co-Founder of ‘Ōiwi TV, at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next wayfinding talk, Voices from the Wa‘a: Documenting the Worldwide Voyage from the Deck of Hōkūle‘a, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature the challenges of capturing a public record of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s historic 3-year journey to circumnavigate the globe on the traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe, Hōkūle‘a.
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