Mauna Kea

Mālama ʻĀina Film Series

This event has ended. Mahalo nui to everyone, especially our guest speakers, for coming!

Heard about the telescopes on Mauna Kea? Not sure of what to think? Get informed on both sides of the issue on April 22nd and April 23rd at UHWO! See event info below:


*Reminder: A kapu aloha has been placed on this issue. Please approach both events with aloha, respect, and an open mind. Mahalo.

First Light

Wednesday, April 22nd, 11am-1pm

UHWO Library, Uluulu Exhibit Space

First Light, a documentary seeking to shed light on the competing forces that vie for access to Mauna Kea, will be shown, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Institute of Astronomy - Dr. Guenther Hasinger (Director) and Dr. Paul Coleman (Specialist). Moderated by UHWO Professor, Dr. Dan Boylan.

Mauna Kea Teach-In

Thursday, April 23rd, 11am-1:30pm

UHWO Multipurpose Room

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege documents the controversy over whether additional astronomical observatories should be built on a mountain that Hawaiians consider sacred. Panel featuring Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua (UHM Political Science), Ilima Long (MANA), Bianca Isaki (KAHEA), and Walter Ritte to immediately follow the film. Moderated by UHWO PIKO Project's Tiana Henderson.

Sponsored by Uluulu Archive, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, Political Science, PIKO, Kealaikahiki, and the UHWO Library.