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March 11, 2008


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Maui Public Talk: "Hawaiian Starlight" Film

Subaru and Keck telescopes at dusk
Subaru and Keck observatories get ready for the night. Photograph by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT), Copyright © 1999

The next University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Maui Maikalani Community Lecture will present the film, "Hawaiian Starlight: Exploring the Universe from Mauna Kea." The event will take place on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the IfA Maui building, Maikalani (Advanced Technology Research Center), in Pukalani.

Mauna Kea inspires a sense of awe. The film "Hawaiian Starlight'' aims to share that magic through a multimedia experience: striking time-lapse cinematography scored with beautiful and engaging music. Intermixed within these daytime and nighttime clips are animated sequences of stunning true-color images of the cosmos captured by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

The film's origin and technological aspects will be presented by Dr. Jean-Charles Cuillandre, who created the film over the past six years. Cuillandre is an astronomer with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

The address of Maikalani, also known as the Advanced Technology Research Center, is 34 Ohia Ku Street, Pukalani, above Kamehameha Schools in the Kulamalu Town Center (the first light after King Kekaulike High School, just off Kula Highway). For a map, go to

Admission is free, and street parking is available. For more information, call 573-9500 on Maui.

Founded in 1967, the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa conducts research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the sun. Its faculty and staff are also involved in astronomy education, deep space missions, and in the development and management of the observatories on Haleakala and Mauna Kea.

Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaii is the state's sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and around the world.




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