What's Coming Up!

Dec 6, 2014
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

Dec 13, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Dec 20, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Different speakers from the community speak about Mauna O Wakea from a cultural perspective

Jan 3, 2015
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

Jan 10, 2015
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jan 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Different speakers from the community speak about Mauna O Wakea from a cultural perspective

 

Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Apr 18, 2009 6:00pm
Leilehua Yuen, "I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You"

"I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You"

Get ready for May 1st, Lei Day!  Join Leilehua Yuen as she hakus stories, chants, songs and hula into a lei of aloha for our island.  Learn about different kinds of lei: haku, nipu'u, hili and others, and their importance in Hawaiian culture.  Listen as Leilehua shares her knowledge of the various plants used in the making of lei, and the traditions and mythologies associated with each.  Come celebrate this marvelous tradition and learn different techniques for making your own lei.

Speaker Biography

Leilehua Yuen was raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i.  As an artist, author and educator, she has dedicated her life to the study and perpetuation of Hawaiian culture.  Having performed and taught hula around the world, Leilehua is a passionate speaker and marvelous storyteller.  Over the past decade, Leilehua has traveled to Mauna Kea several times each year to share here mana'o of this incredible place.


Free Nightly Stargazing

FREE Nightly Stargazing & Star Tours

Open to everyone! Every night of the year from 6pm - 10pm MKVIS conducts star tours and operates several telescopes for public viewing by our knowledgeable guides.
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Escorted Summit Tours

Every Sat. & Sun. Bring your 4WD vehicle and join our free summit tour caravan. Tours will go into at least one of the observatories.
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