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'Imiloa Turns 10!
On Sunday, February 21, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center turns ten years old! To mark this milestone, ‘Imiloa will open its doors free to the public with a festive 10th Anniversary Celebration sponsored by KTA Super Stores. The event will feature food, fun, and free activities for all ages centered around the theme of exploration or “’imiloa” in Hawaiian.
Maunakea Skies Talk: A Telescope the Size of the Earth
Viewing Black Holes, Galaxies, and Stars
with the Sharpest Resolution
How do data from 10 telescopes, set across the United States, merge to make the most detailed images of astronomical objects ever attained? Join Dr. Geoffrey Bower of the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) for a look at how scientists use this network of instruments to understand black holes, the structure of our galaxy, and the nature of stars, at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program on February 19, 2016 at 7 pm.
‘Imiakea (New Series)
Kicking off the new series on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, will be an evening of mele and hula with two of Hilo’s own young and respected kumu hula, husband and wife Kekoa and Pele Harman. As graduates and faculty of ʻImiloa’s consortium partner, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, Kekoa and Pele are intimately involved in the Hawaiian language movement and community. Hula and mele, moreover, run deep in their roots as practitioners and back through their kūpuna; Pele is the moʻopuna (grandchild) of esteemed kumu hula, scholar and historian, Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi.
Maunakea Skies Talk: The Very Hungry Black Hole
Exploring Connections between Star-forming Galaxies and Active Black Holes
Dr. Andreea Petric, Gemini Observatory will provide an introduction to the theory and observations that have built our current understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), a type of supermassive black holes.
$8 for members, $10 for non-members