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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 2: Alaska

Hawaii may be the most volcanically active state in the U.S., but in terms of sheer numbers of volcanoes, Alaska is the hands-down winner.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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The smoldering remains of a house fire on Ohai Street Saturday morning (Jan 7). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire in Hilo destroys home Saturday morning (Jan 7)

At 8 a.m. Saturday (Jan 7) firefighters got the alarm for a structure fire at 375 Ohai Street in Hilo. Crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Photos taken from various places in Hilo on social media captured the column of smoke rising from the morning fire.

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Volcano Watch: How well do you know USGS volcano observatories? Part 1: Cascades

We start our exploration with the second oldest USGS observatory—the David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, Washington.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 5, 2017

The 61g lava flow was still active and entering the ocean near Kamokuna. On December 31, nearly all the eastern Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean.

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New lava cascade at Kamokuna in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday, January 2. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

New Kamokuna lava ocean entry site open to public Tuesday (Jan 3)

Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday (Jan 3)

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Eruption Crew Rangers work to reestablish lava viewing area at Kamokuna. NPS Photo taken Monday, January 2, 2017.

New photos and video show lava pouring from newly exposed sea cliff

Park officials hope to reopen the Kamokuna Lava Viewing Area by noon on January 3, 2017 which will be the 34th anniversary of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption.

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Found memory card in search of owner *update: located*

Recognize these people? Help get this memory card back to its owner. UPDATE: Owner found!

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Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit in 2017

Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming free guided hikes in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from January through March 2017.

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New Year’s Eve delta collapse causes temporary closure at Kamokuna lava ocean entry

Within 15 minutes, the section of cliff where the visitors were standing crashed into the ocean.

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