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Origins of Astronomy in Hawai`i

Walter Steiger 
Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai`i


Seeds of Western astronomy have fallen upon Hawai`i soils a number of times over the past century or more. The conditions for their germination were not always suitable. But in the mid-1950s the International Geophysical Year provided the climate and fertile soil where the germ sprouted and flourished. This is the story of that germination and growth.

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