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Sep 6, 2014
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

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

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

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

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

Oct 4, 2014
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

Oct 11, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Oct 18, 2014
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

Sep 20, 2014 6:00pm
Different speakers from the community speak about Mauna O Wakea from a cultural perspective

Presentation Topic - From Shore to Summit

Traditional Hawaiian land-use practices recognize the interconnected relationships between the reefs, watersheds, rivers, valleys, plains, and mountains.  Access to each area was considered essential for the life of a community.  This ahupua'a system or division of the wao as well as the kapu worked to regulate land use and maintain a sustainable system of aquaculture, agriculture, and natural resource management.  Learn how this information is encoded in chants and hula, and used today by modern cultural practicioners.  


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FREE Nightly Stargazing & Star Tours

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Escorted Summit Tours

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