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Leonid Meteor Shower (Nov. 16-17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak the nights of Nov. 16-17. Stay up late Nov. 17 into the morning of Nov. 18. The Leonids have an intense peak every 33 years and were responsible for the greatest meteor shower over Hawaii in recent times, the 2001 shower. The Leonids have not been anywhere […]

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2012 Perseid Meteor Shower peaks the night of Saturday (Aug 11)

On the nights of Aug. 11th through 13th, the best meteor shower of the year will fill pre-dawn skies with hundreds of shooting stars. And that’s just for starters. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up right in the middle of the display.

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Skywatch: Partial Solar Eclipse and Lahaina Noon highlight May viewing

A partial eclipse of the sun will occur on May 20 as a sliver of the sun is blocked by the moon. Also the twice yearly Lahaina Noon where the sun is directly overhead will occur on May 18.

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8th annual Grow Hawaiian at Greenwell Garden (Feb. 24-25)

8th annual Grow Hawaiian at Greenwell Garden (Feb. 24-25)

MEDIA RELEASE The Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum, the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, will host the 8th Annual Grow Hawaiian Weekend Feb. 24-25. This free event is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and natural history, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities, displays, live entertainment and Hawaiian food. A highlight this […]

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Skywatch: Planets on parade

Skywatch: Planets on parade

(Sky Watch is a regular column written by Mike Shanahan, director of education and exhibits at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He can be reached at mikes@bishopmuseum.org.) January 2012 is a great month for planet-watching. Venus You have probably noticed Venus already in December as the brilliant light in the west above the glow of […]

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Bishop Museum now offering e-books

Bishop Museum now offering e-books

MEDIA RELEASE Five of the most historically important and popular books by Bishop Museum Press are now available as e-books. Titles available for Kindle, iPad and Nook e-readers include Folktales of Hawaii, collected and translated by Mary Kawena Pukui with Laura Green; Ka Poe Kahiko: The People of Old; Works of the People of Old, […]

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Johns named HMSA senior vice president

Johns named HMSA senior vice president

MEDIA RELEASE Tim Johns, president and CEO of Bishop Museum will be leaving the Museum and joining HMSA as senior vice president. He will begin his new position June 1, 2011. Johns has served as president and CEO of Bishop Museum since 2007. During his tenure, Johns led the Museum through the worldwide economic downturn […]

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Sky Watch: Farewell to the king; encounter with his messenger

Sky Watch: Farewell to the king; encounter with his messenger

(Sky Watch is a regular column written by Mike Shanahan, director of education and exhibits at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He can be reached at mikes@bishopmuseum.org.) Jupiter, king of planets, has been our constant evening companion for the last six months. Only Venus outshines Jupiter among the planets and stars, and Venus has not […]

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Sky Watch: Jupiter lighting up February skies

Sky Watch: Jupiter lighting up February skies

(Sky Watch is a regular column written by Mike Shanahan, director of education and exhibits at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He can be reached at mikes@bishopmuseum.org.) Jupiter remains the bright light in the western evening sky, shining at minus 2 magnitude. However, it’s getting pretty low in the west in February and we’ll lose […]

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Sky Watch: Chinese New Year (Feb 3)

February 3 Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year occurs two new moons before the first day of spring (which is March 20 this year). The new moon before the first day of spring occurs March 4 this year; the new moon before that occurs Feb. 3; so that marks Chinese New Year. — Find out […]

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Sky Watch: Get ready for spectacular total lunar eclipse

Sky Watch: Get ready for spectacular total lunar eclipse

(Sky Watch is a regular column written by Mike Shanahan, director of education and exhibits at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He can be reached at mikes@bishopmuseum.org.) If the weather cooperates, we’ll see a spectacular total lunar eclipse from the Hawaiian Islands on the evening on Monday, Dec 20. About 9:45 p.m. to 10:50 p.m. […]

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Hawaiian Archaeological Survey database online

Hawaiian Archaeological Survey database online

MEDIA RELEASE Bishop Museum has launched of its Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) on-line database. This searchable database contains information on sites in Hawaii excavated by Bishop Museum archaeologists. “HAS opens up archaeological site based information and literature to the greater community, on a scale that’s never been done before,” Bishop Museum Archaeology Collections Manager Rowan […]

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Author Beamer's work also includes audio CD in English, Hawaiian

‘Naupaka’ wins national book award

Author Beamer’s work also includes audio CD in English, Hawaiian

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