Tag: Hawaii astronomy

Hawaii astronomy – Fall equinox

Today is September 21, 2023. That means it is the Fall Equinox in Hawaii (and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere). There will be almost exactly the same amount of night and day, with the days getting shorter until the Winter Solstice on December 21-22. It’s an exciting time for Hawaii astronomy because the stars […]

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Hawaii stargazing 2023 – looking up

We’re a week into the New Year of 2023 and it occurs to us here at the HAT Blog that there is a whole lot of “new” in this Year of the Rabbit. New Governor and Administration. New Legislature. New County Councils. Even a new eruption at Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island. We’re hard-pressed to […]

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Maui Observatory: Counting the Stars at Haleakala’s Science City

Hawaii telescopes and observatories provide scientists with some of the keenest galactic eyes on the planet. While you’re vacationing on the island below, scientists at the Maui Observatory are making discoveries that could impact the entire universe.  Where is the Maui Observatory? The Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory is located at the summit of Haleakala, a […]

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Hawaii stargazing: Geminid Meteor Shower Dec. 13-14

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is at this moment heading toward planet Earth, set to streak Hawaii’s night skies on December 13-14. The celestial event is considered by astronomers and amateur stargazers to be the best of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. There is no better place to view the stellar spectacle than right […]

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