What's Coming Up!

May 10, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

May 17, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Jun 14, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jun 21, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Jul 12, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jul 19, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Transit of Venus

Jun 5, 2012 12:00pm
Venus transitted the Sun for the last time for the next 105 years.

Transits of Venus are extremely rare, happening in pairs 8 years apart separated by over a hundred years in between. Only six transits of Venus have ever been observed since the develoment of the telescope, and we were joined on June 5, 2012 by thousands of people who can now claim to have seen one. The next transit will not take place until December 2117, over 105 years from now! The transit began at 12:10:09 PM and lasted until 6:44:31 PM Hawaii Standard Time.

Below are photos of the day, and here is a video memory on Youtube

 

   

 

 

We'll be loading more pictures and videos of the event here soon!

 


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