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Japan Foundation for Promotion of Astronomy Awards Grant to ‘Imiloa
Hawaiʻi Island schoolchildren will enjoy greater access to educational experiences at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Japan Foundation for Promotion of Astronomy (JFPA) through Subaru Telescope. Earlier this month, the foundation awarded a grant of ¥800,000 ($7,200) to ‘Imiloa for its school field trip program, with the funds designated to help support roundtrip transportation costs for schools outside Hilo.
Creatures of the Sea Adorn Holiday Tree
Origami on Display at ‘Imiloa
Kona Harp Ensemble Returns to ‘Imiloa for Two Holiday Concerts!
12 Teas of Christmas with JoAnn Aguirre
Tea Chats with JoAnn Aguirre
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
At Moanahoku Hall
Join us for an Afternoon Tea & Chat that will be sure to put you in the holiday mood. Treat someone special or come with friends and family. Partake in tea, scones and desserts provided by Teaching Tea and dainty finger sandwiches created by Chef Jackie Tan De Witt of Moonstruck Patisserie, all presented on an eclectic collection of fine china. Come spend this Sunday with us as JoAnn Aguirre presents her talk on “The Twelve Teas of Christmas” while also incorporating twelve different teas into this festive event. Live holiday music provided by Solé.
$50 for members, $60 for non-members
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.