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Apr 14 15

Reflections on the First 20 Years of Hōkūleʻa

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the wayfinding talk Voices from the Wa‘a: Reflections on the First 20 Years of the Hōkūle‘a on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature Gordon Pi‘ianāi‘a, the captain of Hōkūle‘a on its pivotal 1980 voyage, during which he and Nainoa Thompson and others became the first Hawaiians in some 600 years to locate Tahiti without using modern navigational tools.

Enjoy this night of storytelling from a veteran Hōkūle‘a crew member, as Pi‘ianāi‘a recounts the first twenty years of the Polynesian voyaging renaissance.

Pi‘ianāi‘a spent 20 years sailing and voyaging on the Hōkūle‘a, serving as first mate on her 1976 voyage from Tahiti to Hawai‘i and also as Captain on the 1980 and 1985 voyages. Pi‘ianāi‘a was one of the early pioneering leaders in the formative years of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, serving both as co-chair of the Education Committee and also as a board member. Today he continues to work to perpetuate and revitalize the art of wayfinding and navigation through his involvement with the ‘Ohana Wa‘a, a consortium of Hawai‘i’s voyaging organizations, canoe leadership and crews.

Captain Gordon Keawe-a-Heulu Keli‘imaika‘i Pi‘ianāi‘a is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Officer, educator and community leader. He was born in Honolulu to a family noted for its mariners and geographers. His father Abraham was a master mariner who introduced him to the sea when he was five by taking him sailing on inter-island ships. His brother Norman, a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, retired from a career as a senior ship’s master at Matson Navigation.

The Pi‘ianāi‘a family have all participated in Hōkūle‘a’s voyages. A graduate of the Kamehameha School for Boys, Gordon received his Bachelors of Science in Nautical Science from the California Maritime Academy, and later conducted graduate studies in Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, joining his father Abraham and sister ‘Ilima in the Department of Geography.

‘Imiloa’s wayfinding programs are made possible through generous title sponsorship from Matson.

The program ticketing is $10 for non-members and $8 for members (member level discounts apply.) Tickets may be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone, using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or JCB, by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours. Tickets are non-refundable.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9700.

 

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Apr 10 15

Moon RIDERS Project

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Join Rob Kelso, Executive Director at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) as he introduces the Moon RIDERS Hawai‘i robotics teams’ work on the electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) lunar project and the partnership with PISCES, NASA, and Google Lunar Xprize.  ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program entitled “Moon RIDERS: 2016 Hawai‘i High Schools’ Experiment on the Surface of the Moon,” is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Over the past 2-years PISCES and the NASA-Kennedy Space Center (KSC) have been working together in partnership for a lunar surface flight experiment leveraging transportation through the Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP). This joint flight test project for a lunar surface flight experiment is called: Moon RIDERS (Research Investigating Dust Expulsion Removal Systems.)

Recently, the two Hawai‘i high schools selected for participation in this joint project were publically announced as Kealakehe High School in Kona and ‘Iolani School from Honolulu.

“While the Google Lunar X-PRIZE is designed to inspire pioneers to do robotic space transport on a budget,  the Moon RIDERS project seeks to inspire this generation of Hawai‘i high school students in a first-ever student–participation involving a lunar surface experiment project with emphasis on STEM.” Notes Kelso.

In a similar fashion, this project allows for critical flight testing and validation of spacecraft systems technology on the surface of the moon, something NASA is unable to do on its own, up to this point.

NASA-KSC has been actively working to advance dust-removal technologies which could be critical in future spacecraft systems operating on planetary surfaces, referred to as the Electrodynamic Dust Shield. PISCES, given its legislative direction in advancing planetary surface systems, saw this collaboration as an opportunity to uniquely involve Hawai‘i high school students in a joint engineering project with NASA-KSC, flying as a hosted-payload on an upcoming GLXP mission to the Moon’s surface in late 2016.

Rob Kelso has served as the Executive Director at PISCES since November of 2012. Kelso is a career civil servant, serving 37 years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, formerly holding a position as the NASA Shuttle Flight Director at NASA’s famed Mission Control Center. He also served as NASA’s Mission Director, responsible for the launch and delivery of the Chandra X-Ray telescope, the last of the great NASA observatories sent into space by NASA.

Kelso has been the recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leaderships Medal, and NASA Exceptional Service Medal.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in physics and a Masters in Business Administration.

Maunakea Skies program will be hosted by Cam Wipper, ‘Imiloa planetarium staff.  He will provide observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawai‘i, pointing out prominent constellations and stars one can see during this time of year.

The monthly Maunakea Skies planetarium presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. Cost is $8 for Individual, Dual, Kupuna and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. Non-member rate is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9703.

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems is a Hawai‘i State Government Aerospace Agency located in Hilo. The Center is part of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) and conducts environmentally safe field demonstrations on Hawai‘i’s volcanic terrain to test and validate advanced space technologies under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

PISCES’ projects also include robotics, advanced manufacturing, and advanced communications, all of which involve dual-use technologies: they have applications both in space and here at home. They can potentially advance planetary surface systems technology, as well as stimulate the growth of Hawai‘i’s economy, create jobs locally, educate keiki astronauts-to-be, and improve our State’s sustainability.

 

Mar 25 15

‘Imiloa Presents: Kona Harp Ensemble

by Anna Liu

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the Kona Harp Ensemble on Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. Kona Harp Ensemble’s unique sound of three harps, various traditional flutes, a synth and percussion will take you on a musical journey around the world. Enjoy music by Vivaldi, Beethovan, Pachebel, O’Carollan, Jimmy Page, as well as Hawaiian music and original compositions beautifully set by the backdrop of ‘Imiloa’s night sky. Experience the beautiful music of this diverse and talented five-member ensemble as they converge on one stage for a rare afternoon concert.

Bernice RobertoBernice Roberto is a professional harpist, music teacher and private instructor. She began studying harp with Francis Duffy of the Pittsburgh symphony. Roberto is also a composer, songwriter and vocalist and performs regularly at The Four Seasons Resort, Hilton and Sheraton Hotels. She and husband Manuel share a love for music and have recorded several CDs.

Motter SnellMotter Snell is a professional harpist and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Opera. She was the principal harpist with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra for eight years and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Music and has been president of the Musicians Association of Seattle since 2001.

IrminsulIrminsul is a Celtic Harpist, pianist and composer. He has traveled with all sorts of acts from heavy metal to neoCeltic and he has written for piano, strings, woodwinds, mixed ensembles and orchestras. He was the youngest church organist at age fourteen and has won several music composition awards.

Manuel RobertoManuel Roberto is a World Music flautist. He is a master of the wooden and bamboo bass flutes including the Bansuri, Shakuhachi and Native American flutes. He has studied with some of the greatest musicians in the world including GS Sachdev, Zakir Hussain and Pandit Jasraj and has composed music for theatre and television as well.

Jean Pierre ThomaJean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled musician and educator. He performs on flute, saxophone and clarinet. Besides completing a Bachelors and Masters degree in music, he has performed in Europe, Japan, India and Africa. Thoma currently teaches at the Pacific Academy of Music here in Hilo.

Tickets for this event are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased by visiting ‘Imiloa’s front desk or by calling (808) 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at www.imiloahawaii.org.

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Mar 14 15

Remembering 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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Next Maunakea Skies Talk March 20, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Richard Griffiths, UH Hilo Department of Physics and Astronomy

Topic: 25 Years of Science with the Hubble Space Telescope

Next month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has captured the public imagination and brought astronomy into the forefront, influencing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

In the 1960s and 1970s NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) began design studies of a large telescope in space, which was carried into orbit by the Space Shuttle on April 24, 1990.

The first images from the Hubble were blurred by an aberration in the primary mirror, but new NASA instruments were launched in late 1993 to correct the problem and the Hubble has since met or exceeded all expectations. Over the years, there have been a total of five shuttle missions which have serviced the Hubble, and these have been used to upgrade the systems and the instruments on board, improving the capabilities of the telescope even further.

Dr. Griffiths’s talk will highlight some of the major achievements that have been made by astronomers using the Hubble, from objects in the local universe to the most distant infant galaxies yet observed. The Hubble has been used to perform seminal observations of all classes of astronomical objects, from studies in our own solar system to exploratory observations of extrasolar planets to the study of stellar populations in nearby galaxies and supernovae in the distant universe.

In the “deep surveys” performed using Hubble, the telescope is pointed at ‘blank’ areas of sky for about a month, revealing tens of thousands of galaxies. From these deep surveys, we have learned about the formation and evolution of galaxies in the universe, from infant objects to galaxies like the Milky Way.

Dr. Richard Griffiths is a physics graduate of Imperial College of Science and Technology (University ofWendover_Aug05 002_reg London) and the University of Leicester (Ph.D. 1972). He has worked in the USA since 1976, initially in the X-ray astrophysics group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where he worked on X-ray satellite data and developed the first charge-coupled devices for X-ray imaging and spectroscopy.

His background is in the development of detectors and instrumentation for rocket and satellite experiments in astronomy, especially visible-light and x-ray imagers. In 1983 he took a position at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, working on the Wide Field and Planetary Cameras on the Hubble, and later moved to a faculty position at Johns Hopkins University. He took up a tenured physics professorship at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 and became Emeritus Professor there on retirement from CMU in 2013. Griffiths currently works at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo where he is an Affiliate Full Professor in the Physics and Astronomy department. He teaches astrophysics and continues his research work using X-ray telescopes in space and the Hubble Space Telescope, together with the Keck and other ground-based optical observatories.

From 2008 to 2013, Griffiths worked as a visiting scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, on leave of absence from Carnegie Mellon University. At NASA, Griffiths was Program Scientist for a number of strategic space missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and future missions aimed to study the properties of dark energy.

Griffiths has over 300 publications in refereed scientific journals and has given many invited talks at international meetings. He served on the Board of Directors of the Southern African Large Telescope from 1997 to 2010.

Maunakea Skies program will be hosted by Cam Wipper, ‘Imiloa planetarium staff. He will provide observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawai‘i, pointing out prominent constellations and stars one can see during this time of year.

The monthly Maunakea Skies planetarium presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. Cost is $8 for Individual, Dual, Kupuna and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. Non-member rate is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9703.

Mar 6 15

A Cream Tea Chat Focused on Nutrition

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center observes National Nutrition Month with A Cream Tea & Chat on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Experience a traditional cream tea with JoAnn Aguirre while learning about the health benefits of drinking tea.

A cream tea is a form of an afternoon light meal consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream and jams or curds. It is a simple and basic indulgence; a pick-me-up that may be enjoyed at any time of the day. While partaking in this English tradition, discover why the second most consumed drink is often recommended as part of a healthy diet. Thousands of published studies in leading medical journals support the potential health benefits of tea and the major bioactive compounds in tea called flavonoids are often linked with the beverage’s healthful properties.

Aguirre is a former educator with more than twenty years of experience in tea. Today, she finds joy in sharing her passion with others through events such as this, as well as through her Hilo shop called Teaching Tea.

Tickets for this event are $12 for members and $17 for non-members and can be purchased by visiting ‘Imiloa’s front desk or by calling (808) 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at www.imiloahawaii.org.

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Feb 12 15

February MKS looks at Maunakea’s Future

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Next Maunakea Skies Talk February 20, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Doug Simons, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)

Topic: Perspectives on the Future of Maunakea

With the contention surrounding last year’s TMT ground breaking ceremony, future observatory construction and deconstruction plans, and a new master lease under consideration for the summit of Maunakea, this unique and sacred site is at an incredible intersection of visions, beliefs, and frontiers. Dr. Simons’ presentation explores many of the facets of Maunakea, where earth meets sky in the Hawaiian archipelago, ranging from its cultural and religious importance to the phenomenal discoveries made through observations from the Maunakea observatories.

“Can a lasting and widely accepted vision for the future of Maunakea emerge from these disparate views?” This is a difficult question, and as Dr. Simons notes, “the answer isn’t etched in the sky or an echo from the past, but is ultimately found within ourselves.”

Dr. Doug Simons received his B.S. in astronomy at the California Institute of Technology in 1985 and aSimons_CFHT Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i in 1990 before working as a staff astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope for 4 years. Doug joined Gemini Observatory in May of 1994 as the Systems Scientist, then managed Gemini’s instrument development program for 5 years before becoming Gemini’s Director from 2006-2011. Doug returned to CFHT in 2012 where he now serves as Executive Director. Principal areas of interest include infrared instrumentation and studies of the Galactic center, low mass stars, and star formation regions.

CFHT will provide their 2015 Hawaiian Starlight Wall Calendar for the first 50 in the planetarium line that night. The twelve gorgeous, true-color images obtained by the MegaCam wide-field CCD imaging camera illustrate brilliantly the rich and complex structures populating our Universe.

Maunakea Skies program will be hosted by Cam Wipper, ‘Imiloa planetarium staff. He will provide observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawai‘i, pointing out prominent constellations and stars one can see during this time of year.

The monthly Maunakea Skies planetarium presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. Cost is $8 for Individual, Dual, Kupuna and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. Non-member rate is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9703.

Jan 23 15

Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids Screening

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will have a special screening of the planetarium show Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids on Friday, January 30, 2015.  The screening is at 7 pm and is approximately 50 minutes in length.

Enjoy this fascinating journey into the secret life of orchids. In gigantic close-ups, the audience will learn the tricks used by the orchids to ensure their reproduction. Darwin once wrote that hardly anything else had fascinated him so much as orchids. In the immersive dome, sheet upon sheet of paper on which Darwin recorded his research will turn into a paper ocean, the expedition ship “The Beagle,” or the forest in which orchid hunters hoped to find everlasting fame. Experience a sensuous sea of flowers as well as the life and times of Charles Darwin.

Aesthetic, unique, impressive – this planetarium show will be an optically intense, but at the same time elegant experience. It is an introduction to the largest and most variedGal_all_041 family of plants as well as to the research carried out by Charles Darwin. Lose yourself in a sea of colors. Let yourself be carried away and intoxicated.

Orchids are amazingly seductive and full of tricks when it comes to attracting insects and ensuring pollination, which in turn means securing their own survival. Their creativity amazed Charles Darwin who carried out intensive research on this family of plants.

Although the show is in every detail biologically and historically authentic, the humorous side is not neglected. The atmosphere is in particular intensified by the visual atmosphere created by the designer Ralph Heinsohn and by a soundtrack which was composed and arranged exclusively for the show by the musician and sound designer Sven Lütgen.

It was produced at the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Communication at Kiel University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel and the motion pictures studio Tilt in Hamburg. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Ticket price is $8 for Individual, Dual, Kupuna and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold and Corporate Members. Non-member rate is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9703.

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Jan 17 15

Voices Of the Wa’a speaker Keala Kahuanui Quartermaster and Cook.

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‘Imiloa Presents Voices From The Wa’a

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‘Imiloa’s Wayfinding Talk

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the wayfinding talk Voices from the Wa‘a on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature Keala Kahuanui, a watch captain, cook and assistantKeala-Kahuanui-150x150 quartermaster aboard Hōkūle‘a as she recounts her experiences of what it took to keep a crew happy and healthy for two months out at sea, even amidst a raging storm. ‘Imiloa’s wayfinding programs are made possible through the generous title sponsorship from Matson.

The mission of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage is to navigate our island Earth toward a healthy and sustainable future, and no one understands sustainability more than the person who plans, weighs, packs, prepares and cooks all the meals on the wa‘a.

Keala Kahuanui, a Hawaiian cultural resource teacher at the Hawaiian immersion charter school Kanu o ka ʻAina New Century Public Charter School, and a Kailua High alumni, was a crew member on the second leg of the Worldwide Voyage which left from Tahiti to the Cook Islands then to Samoa. She has been involved in the training, sailing and teaching aboard the Makali‘i, a double hulled Hawaiian voyaging canoe on Hawai‘i island, since 2000. She credits her strong voyaging foundation to some of the fathers of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Clay Bertelmann, Shorty Bertelmann, and Chadd Onohi Paishon. Her first voyage in 2007, Kū Holo Mau, to Micronesia to gift Papa Mau with a Hawaiian voyaging canoe named Alingano Maisu. She as well was mentored by her voyaging “sisters” like Patti Ann Solomon of Kohala, Kanani Kahalehoe of Hana and Pomai Bertelmann of Waimea.

The program ticketing is $10 for non-members and $8 for members (member level discounts apply.) Tickets may be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone, using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or JCB, by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours. Tickets are non-refundable.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9700.

Jan 16 15

Pre-Valentine Event with Kris Fuchigami

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Kris posterAccomplished ukulele artist, Kris Fuchigami returns to ‘Imiloa’s Planetarium stage on Friday, February 13, 2015. The pre-Valentine evening will begin with pupus in the Atrium at 5:30 p.m. followed by a concert under the Planetarium stars at 7:00 p.m. Fuchigami will be joined by special guest and award-winning artist, Brittni Paiva.

Pupu menu includes Kalua Pork in Steamed Buns, Korean Chicken, Sushi, Potstickers, Seasoned Edamame, Iced Tea, Coffee and more. Cash Bar for Beer & Wine
*Food and Drink not allowed in the Planetarium.

Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Kris Fuchigami began his musical journey at the age of 13, with an old beat up ukulele in his hands and a strong desire to master that tiny little instrument.

Two years later Kris won the grand prize at the Hamakua Music Scholarship Competition on the Big Island where he competed against classical pianists, singers, drummers, and many other genres of musicians. Kris went on to headline, and perform at many ukulele festivals and has gained recognition throughout the world.

Now, at the age of 24, Kris has released 3 CDs and has been privileged to perform with music greats such as Jake Shimabukuro, Mark Yamanaka, Daniel Ho, and Brittni Paiva.

Tickets for this event are $45 for non-members and $35 for members. Seats are limited and can be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Botanical Drawing in Color with Wendy Hollender (Enrollment Closed)

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Enrollment is Closed for this Program.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center hosts botanical artist, instructor, and author Wendy Hollender for a two-day workshop Thursday and Friday, March 5 – 6, 2015. Join Hollender as she teaches the techniques outlined in her book Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color (Random House). Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique with colored pencils where one starts with undertones in a neutral color and then layers color on top in order to produce a three-dimensional effect. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations, especially out in the field.

Students will become familiar with the techniques and practice on simple forms such as fruits and then will work on more complex forms such as flowers. She will feature some of the endemic, indigenous and canoe plants on  ‘Imiloa’s grounds.
The workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with a lunch break. Supplies and lunch are not provided. See supply list.

Seats are limited, so reserve your space today. Beginners are welcome. Tuition for the workshop is $175 for members and $200 for non-members. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 5 and is subject to cancellation if a minimum of students is not met. Enrollment may be purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours.

Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Oprah’s O Magazine, Real Simple and The Observer. Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History. She is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color and Botanical Drawing, A Beginner’s Guide. Her newest book is called Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. You can visit her website at www.drawingincolor.com

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawaiʻi’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at www.imiloahawaii.org.

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