Category: Science

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

The state’s “Furlough Friday” calendar has locked Hawaii students out of classrooms and created the shortest school year in the nation. But this Friday, April 30, middle school students (in grades 6th through 8th) have a unique opportunity to continue learning, and expand their familiarity with science and technology, through...

Meet the Stargazers on Sunday

Meet the Stargazers on Sunday

The University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy is holding its annual Open House this Sunday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s event is a special one, as it’s part of a global “100 Hours of Astronomy” celebration. This year, 2009, is the “International Year of Astronomy,”...

Nawahi Crater on Mercury

Nawahi Crater on Mercury

A crater on the surface of the planet Mercury has been officially named in honor of a historic Hawaiian painter. Nawahi Crater, located in Mercury’s Calloris Basin, gets its name from native Hawaiian artist Joseph Kaho’oluhi Nawahiokalaniopu’u. It’s one of fifteen names announced last week by NASA’s MESSENGER mission, which...

Saturday is Museum Day

Saturday is Museum Day

There’s only one thing better than getting into several island museums for the price of one: when the price of admission is free.  This Saturday, Sept. 27 brings “Museum Day,” sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. That means free admission at ten participating museums in Hawaii (and dozens of museums across the...

Two Ocean Expeditions are Hawaii-Bound

Two Ocean Expeditions are Hawaii-Bound

At this very moment, a pair of historic ocean expeditions are making their way across the Pacific toward Hawaii. Gulf war veteran Dr. Marcus Eriksen and former Hawaii businessman Joel Paschal are sailing to Hawaii from California on a piece of junk. Literally. Meanwhile, Roz Savage is 71 days into...

That’s No Moon…

That’s No Moon…

Leaving work today, I was startled by the usually serene view of Honolulu Harbor from my office building. A ginormous structure of some sort was parked at Aloha Tower, looming over the city like an evil alien space station. (Okay, it only loomed over Aloha Tower, but suffice it to...