Lāhainā Noon Challenge

Lāhainā Noon Challenge

This year PUEO is hosting the first annual #LāhaināNoonChallenge.  For this challenge, we want you all to film and document this tropics-only phenomena as it takes place in each of your locations! Post your videos or pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #LāhaināNoonChallenge. The goal of this challenge is to document this special day and better understand the seasonal nature of the Sun’s journey here in our island state Lāhainā noon marks the day when the Sun becomes our zenith star, so no shadows are cast when it reaches zenith (the point directly overhead).  Over the next few days/weeks: #getoutdoors and observe the shadows each day around noon and try to observe this phenomenon for yourself!  Latitude determines when youʻll experience lāhainā noon. Since the Sun is currently progressing north in its journey, the first location that will experience this event is #SouthPoint, Hawaiʻi Island on Friday, May 14th. One of the last places in the island chain to experience the first of the lāhainā noon pairs will be Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi on May 30th.  Then the cycle will reverse, and Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi will experience its second lāhainā noon on July 14th, and South Point, Hawaiʻi will experience the last lāhainā Noon event in the state on July 27th.  For a more detailed list of lāhainā noon locations and dates, check out this wonderful resource from Bishop Museum at https://bishopmuseum.org/lahaina-noon/ The chart below from the Bishop Museum gives the overhead sun dates and times for several locations in 2021: Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i, 22o NMay 30, 12:35 p.m.July 11, 12:43 p.m.Haleʻiwa, O‘ahu,...

PUEO Invited Speaker – Searching for Asteroids from Space

Dr. Joseph Masiero has worked to provide internships for our UH Hilo astronomy students.  Joe is keenly interested in helping our Hawaiʻi students with skills training and getting them placed into astronomy related careers. On Friday, he will be giving a talk about his research and NEOCam.   Just a little preview – he uses space-based observations to detect asteroids, but also works with ground-based observing campaigns to do follow-up characterization of these potentially dangerous, yet insightful objects...
Future Careers in Hilo – Free Event – Food! Fun!

Future Careers in Hilo – Free Event – Food! Fun!

We are excited to announce a new event Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  This is a family event for those of you looking for jobs in the scientific endeavors that happen on our island.  Meet people from all types of work from Safety, Park Rangers, Engineers, Scientists —  all types of jobs that offer exciting opportunities.  This is a great opportunity for students to see and talk to people in a wide variety of work that is done everyday here in Hawaii.  We’ll see you there! When: Dec. 12, 4:30pm to 7:00 pm (food served!) Where: Institute for Astronomy Building 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo (next to Subaru Telescope, above Imiloa Astronomy Center)   SHARE! Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest...
PUEO at ‘Imiloa Wayfinding Festival 2018

PUEO at ‘Imiloa Wayfinding Festival 2018

PUEO will be joining the Wayfinding Festival this Sunday.  A free event hosted by Imiloa.  Enjoy a live speaker panel on the voyage to Samoa, keiki activities & a full day of fun!  Stop by and say hi at our booth! SHARE! Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest...
Hōkūle‘a Celebration

Hōkūle‘a Celebration

Mahalo to Hōkūle‘a for all they are doing for Hawai’i.  We were extremely fortunate to have them visit us in Hilo and spend time with everyone.  They had a big day with over 2000 people touring their wa’a.  PUEO was humbled to be part of the event where we had hundreds of kids test their navigation skills with our underwater rover and we talked to many more about what we have been doing as an organization.  It was a fantastic day for everyone! SHARE! Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest...
Hōkūle‘a Celebration and Education Expo (Hilo 4/21/18)

Hōkūle‘a Celebration and Education Expo (Hilo 4/21/18)

Join us on April 21st 9am to 3pm at Hilo Bay Front by Suisan to celebrate Hōkūle‘a. We will have our booth setup complete with our underwater rover and educational information about our activities.  We look forward to seeing you there! SHARE! Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest...