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'Imiloa to Host Navigator Panel and Film Screening at the Palace Theater

Posted May 2, 2014 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

Screening of the re-mastered The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

Filmmaker and PWO Navigator Panel Discussion

Hilo, Hawai‘i – In celebration of the launch of Hōkūle‘a and the Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage (WWV) sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines in Hilo Bay, the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) is partnering with ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the County of Hawai‘i for a special showing of the restored and re-mastered high definition film The Navigators - Pathfinders of the Pacific on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Palace Theater in Hilo. Opening remarks by the filmmaker Sam Low starts at 5:30 p.m. Following the screening there will be a panel of Hawaiian and South Pacific Pwo (master) Navigators and voyaging leadership to speak about their teacher Master Navigator Mau Piailug and the WWV.

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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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I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story Traveling Exhibit to Open March 22nd at ‘Imiloa

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story
Traveling Exhibit to Open March 22nd at ‘Imiloa


Hilo, Hawai‘i –‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is pleased to host the exhibit “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” March 22 - June 1, 2014 as part of a 13-city national tour.
 As the only state with an Asian plurality, Hawai‘i lives and breathes its diverse Asian Pacific heritage every day, but a new Smithsonian exhibition opening at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will offer perspectives on our local heritage within the broader context of the entire nation.  The ancestral roots of Asian and Pacific Americans represent more than 50% of the world’s population, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia. 

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