OMKM Calendar Feed Office of Mauna Kea Management events calendar Office of Mauna Kea Management CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple ( ) He Lani Ko Luna, A Sky Above: “In losing the sight of land, you discover the stars” Nov 30, 2017 19:00:00 -10 Nov 30, 2017 7:00 PM - Kālepa Baybayan will share his knowledge of deep sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea. The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held  Thursday November 30, 2017  at UH Hilo Wentworth Hall Room #1. This exciting free lecture is open to the public and starts at 7 pm. Kālepa Baybayan will share his knowledge of deep sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea. His talk will also cover the recently completed Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the epic journey of the iconic double-hulled sailing canoe, Hokuleʻa, which traveled 42,000 nautical miles over 3 years, visiting 150 ports in over 20 countries, while training a new generation of navigators, educators, scientists, and community stewards. Born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, Kālepa Baybayan first sailed on Hōkūleʻa in 1975 and has sailed on all major Hōkūleʻa voyages since. Kālepa has served as captain on Hōkūleʻa as well as the voyaging canoes Hawai‘iloa and Hōkūalaka‘i. He was the Site Director of Honuakai, the Exploration Sciences Division of the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo Inc. He currently serves as the Navigator in Residence at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i developing wayfinding activities, curriculum materials, and conducting outreach. In 2007, Kālepa was initiated into the order of Pwo, a two-thousand-year-old society of deep-sea navigators in Micronesia, along with four other Hōkūleʻa navigators by their teacher Mau Piailug on the island of Satawal. 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  or call 808-933-0734.      Maunakea User Orientation, at IfA Hilo auditorium. 2-3pm Dec 11, 2017 14:00:00 -10 Dec 11, 2017 2:00 PM - One-hour mountain-user orientation for observatory, tour, VIS, Ranger, and other support staff. Attendance options: In Person: IFA Hilo auditorium room 101, 640 N. Aʻohōkū Pl, Hilo.  (Kūkahau‘ula Building).  Map . Remote Connection: Webinar over the internet. Visit to attend (no special software required, connection is via Zoom). If you do not have a microphone and speakers on your computer a phone number and access code will be available once you log in to the meeting using the link above. Participation is tracked and required of those operating under a permit (CDUP, Special Use, Commercial Operator, etc.). If attending remotely, let us know that you attended POST orientation via a brief email that includes your name, employer, and observatory facility affiliation to receive credit.   To provide feedback on the orientation, please visit: You do  not  need to register in advance to attend. Contact OMKM  for more information. PS: the orientation can also be completed entirely on-line, at any time,  here