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The growth and evolution of Maunakea volcano, a geologic story of sibling rivalry

Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM

A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Ken Hon, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo


The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held Tuesday, October 17th from 7 pm to 8 pm at UH Hilo Science & Technology Building (STB) Room # 108.

Is Maunakea volcano the tallest volcano in the world?  Or is there another side of the story?  Ken will unravel what we know about the growth and evolution of Maunakea volcano and its complicated relationship with its nearby siblings Kohala and Maunaloa. 

Dr. Ken Hon is Professor of Geology and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.  Ken is an enthusiastic instructor of courses including Physical Geology, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Geology of the Hawaiian Islands, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, and Remote Sensing; with his research focusing on these same topics.

The Maunakea Speaker Series is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4:00 pm.

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About the Maunakea Speaker Series

The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai'i. A venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.

For more information, visit malamamaunakea.org or call 808-933-0734


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