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    E Kū Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Kū Images
    June 5 through October 4, 2010, Hawaiian Hall

    This summer, two of the three largest and most famous Kū images will be reunited: the grand temple image from Bishop Museum’s collections and another from the British Museum in London. This exhibition will mark the first time the British Museum Kū has returned to Hawai‘i since its departure over 170 ago, and will coincide with the bicentennial commemoration of the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I. The two images will be on display during the season of Kauwela, a time traditionally associated with Kū. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience these two incredible images.
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    I decided to share this... shhhh.

    Tonight was the fourth separate time that LOST has filmed at the Bishop Museum.
    First was a bridge scene in London.
    Second was the Red Square in Russia.
    Third was a concert at Golden State Museum of Natural History.
    Tonight they filmed in the Long Gallery(which is just within the main gallery doors and directly to the right, Coming soon the MAMo Awards pieces).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    E Kū Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Kū Images
    June 5 through October 4, 2010, Hawaiian Hall

    This summer, two of the three largest and most famous Kū images will be reunited: the grand temple image from Bishop Museum’s collections and another from the British Museum in London. This exhibition will mark the first time the British Museum Kū has returned to Hawai‘i since its departure over 170 ago, and will coincide with the bicentennial commemoration of the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I. The two images will be on display during the season of Kauwela, a time traditionally associated with Kū. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience these two incredible images.
    They're here... One image from the British Museum and another from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. along with the one that resides at the Bishop Museum. Making 3 all together.
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    Went, pretty cool. The main room of the museum/Hawaiian exibit after being refurbished looks awesome, and the Ku together was spectacular in it's own understated way.
    Interesting that they have little clue as to the age of these pieces, and rather sickening that the Peabody Ku had portions of it broken off to fit in a box when transporting it originally long ago, and who knows if they even kept those parts... The thinking on this one is that it may have been an unfinished carving when the decree came to destroy them all, and thus probably the youngest. The British Ku is awesome, being 99% still intact, more robust and detailed than the others, and in virtually pristine condition. Having them displayed so they can be viewed at almost any angle really gave a great perspective. Didn't get any 'vibe' from them tho, but another piece, a foot high stone figure found on Necker island definitely gave off some.
    The rest of the Hawaiian exibit is equally enjoyable, with some great displays.
    The only downer was that there isn't that much else to see at the Bishop Museum, at least presently on display. A short but sweet visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Went, pretty cool.
    Thanks for going Ron.
    "The main room of the museum/Hawaiian exhibit after being refurbished looks awesome, and the Ku together was spectacular in it's own understated way."
    It took 3 years. We're talking wiring, fixtures, case work, etc. Now it actually looks closer to original. After removing many coats of paint.

    "Interesting that they have little clue as to the age of these pieces, and rather sickening that the Peabody Ku had portions of it broken off to fit in a box when transporting it originally long ago, and who knows if they even kept those parts... The thinking on this one is that it may have been an unfinished carving when the decree came to destroy them all, and thus probably the youngest." I agree and at least it is still here.

    The British Ku is awesome, being 99% still intact, more robust and detailed than the others, and in virtually pristine condition.It's wonderful!
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    "If not now, when?" event tonight at the Bishop Museum.
    I worked it but sure enjoyed everybody there. Cool!
    The exhibit will be here through Sept. 12th, 2010...

    'If Not Now, When?' Art and Music Festival for Peace and Justice
    June 26, 5:50pm - 9:30pm
    Bishop Museum
    Admission: Free
    ...
    FREE ADMISSION AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
    Bring your family, bring a beach blanket and chairs for an evening of art, music and fun!

    530PM - 930PM at The Bishop Museum
    Enjoy food and music and the opening of the SPP Exhibit!

    Music by:

    PAULA FUGA
    KINGS OF SPADE
    LINUS

    DJ ESKAE
    DJ CAPECOD

    KAVET THE CATALYST
    & NOMASTERBACKS
    YOUTH SPEAKS HAWAII

    Korean American Hip Hop Artists:
    DENIZEN KANE
    SKIM

    http://www.cmahawaii.org/spp/exhibit.html
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    Bishop Museum opened a new exhibit of sorts Thursday — a 10,800-square-foot photovoltaic system.

    The system's primary purpose is to generate electricity at a savings compared with traditional utility power, but some of the 720 solar panels also will be integrated with museum educational programs tied to harnessing nature's energy...

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/busine...ith_solar.html
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    Restore - Re-Launch - Hawai‘iloa | Celebrate Celestial Navigation
    June 26, 2011
    4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    The Great Lawn, Bishop Museum
    Event Admission: $20 General; $15 Bishop Museum members
    Celestial Navigation Event + Event Admission: $35 General; $30 Bishop Museum members


    Bring family, friends, and neighbors to Bishop Museum for The Friends of Hokule’a and Hawai’iloa’s one-time, don’t-miss back-yard-party celebration and fundraiser to help restore and relaunch Hawai‘iloa, Hawai‘i’s only double-hulled canoe constructed entirely of traditional materials.

    ISLAND BACKYARD PARTY
    Like the very best island backyard party, there will be plenty of food and music, and of course, hula. According to Kumu hula Mapuana de Silva, this will be a first-ever event as she and the dancers of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima take the stage, joined by Maelia Loebenstein Carter and Ka Pa Hula o Kauanoe o Wa’ahila, Michael Pili Pang and Halau Hula Ka No’eau, and Vicky Holt Takamine and Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima. In this one-of-a-kind hula celebration, these four kumu hula and their halau will present hula kahiko and hula ‘auana individually, in small groups and en masse to raise funds for this worthy cause.

    TRY YOUR HAND AT LASHING
    Touch, feel, and even try your hand at lashing with the crew of Hokule’a as they perfect skills for their around-the-world journey by relashing Hawai‘iloa.

    CELEBRATE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
    Prior to the main event, guests can also enjoy a special lecture and interactive Pacific navigation activity with Chad Baybayan, the Navigator in Residence at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. Program starts at 3:30 p.m. Special ticket required. Hurry! Space is limited for this exciting activity.

    RESTORE AND RELAUNCH HAWAI‘ILOA
    Built in the record time of two years and launched in 1993, Hawai’iloa voyaged 6,000 miles to Tahiti and throughout French Polynesia to the Marquesas and back. Over the years, weather and exposure took a toll. The Hawai’iloa was disassembled and stored in pieces. The challenge now is to put the giant jigsaw puzzle of canoe parts together. Well into the process of restoration, the Friends are fund raising and friend-raising in a race to complete and re-launch the canoe. As the Hokule’a embarks on a four year journey around the globe, Hawai’iloa will re-launch and be the touch-stone for the Hawaiian islands during the Hokule’a’s voyage.

    Please Note: No coolers or outside food or beverage allowed. Lawn chairs must be low profile. Admission tickets are nonrefundable.

    I scored! Don't have to work this event so will attend and enjoy instead.
    Hope to see you there!
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    The Hawai'iloa's construction began in 1991 at the Bishop Museum's Hale Wa'a.
    http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/hawaiian/.../buildloa.html
    "The canoe hulls were designed by Rudy and Barry Choy and Dick Rhodes. The rest of the canoe was designed by project director Nainoa Thompson, kahuna kalai- wa'a(master canoe carver)Wright Bowman Jr,and Wally Froiseth. Canoe construction was supervised by "Bow." Numerous volunteers worked on the canoe--cutting, shaping, drilling, chiselling, sanding, painting, lashing, etc."

    And she was first launched in July 1993!
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    CELEBRATE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
    Prior to the main event, guests can also enjoy a special lecture and interactive Pacific navigation activity with Chad Baybayan, the Navigator in Residence at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. Program start(ed) at 3:30 p.m. Special ticket required. Hurry! Space is limited for this exciting activity.

    A really great quick lesson. Thought provoking and fun.
    Photos

    Cool wayfinding link.

    FORGOT TO SAY>>> It was held in the very Hale Wa'a (Boat House) that the two Hawai'iloa hulls were carved in!
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    Had a great time at work last night!

    Hawaii 5-0 filmed a scene of Dano getting out of his silver Camaro right in front of the main galleries of the museum. While a women, seemingly a love interest walked out and they met up. It was fun and I was kinda a part of the crew by turning off select lights and turning on others at their request.
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    Don't come to the Bishop Museum on Halloween Oct. 31st. 'Treat Street' has been cancelled.
    http://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/october.html

    I know that some folks will be bummed to hear of this...
    But I hated 'Treat Street'!!! It was the absolute worst night of every year for me.
    And now I can actually go out and enjoy Halloween this year.
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    Wanna see a Mars Meteorite?! It's part of the great 'Facing Mars' exhibit.

    mars meteorite by Menehune Man, on Flickr

    Till January 2nd, 2012
    http://www.bishopmuseum.org/exhibits/onexhibit.html
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    The Hawaii APEC host committee and the U.S. Japan Council hosted a gala event at the Bishop Museum tonight.

    The International Trade reception brought together leaders from the two countries to reinforce their relationship.

    "I want to say how grateful I am to the people of hawaii for taking it on the chin because a little sacrifice is necessary cause if we succeed in this and I think we will succeed it will mean a lot to our economy," says Senator Dan Inouye, (D) Hawaii.
    http://www.khon2.com/news/local/stor..._jogcfp_g.cspx

    I posted myself at the main gate tonight and it was hectic with all the special secret service operatives and arrivals of dignitaries, but mainly enjoyable. HaHa!
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    Hiya everyone! Come to this if you can and better to make reservations...

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium
    Monday, December 12, 2011 7:00 p.m.
    Free to the public

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bishop Museum's Planetarium with us! Join Mike Shanahan, our Director of Education, Exhibits and Planetarium, for with a special evening program. Mike will talk about the planetarium’s first 50 years, from its December 12, 1961 opening to the key role the planetarium played in the recovery of Polynesian navigation skills. Mike will also talk about future plans for the Watumull planetarium.

    The program will also include a tour of the current Hawaiian night sky under the planetarium dome.

    Our observatory was built at the same time as the planetarium. Nowadays there are telescopes on Mauna Kea whose mirrors are over thirty feet across. Yet when the Bishop Museum observatory opened in the early 1960s, its main telescope – all of 12.5 inches in diameter - was the largest active telescope in the islands! That telescope is still functional, and we’ll use it during this program to explore Jupiter and other objects in the real night sky.

    Since it’s a birthday party, the evening will also include birthday cake and a toast!

    The program occurs come rain or clear weather, except that of course we won’t be able to use the telescope in the observatory if it is cloudy.

    Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please call 848-4168 or RSVP online at: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/visitors/rsvp.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium
    Monday, December 12, 2011 7:00 p.m.
    Free to the public

    Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please call 848-4168 or RSVP online at: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/visitors/rsvp.html
    If we fill the 7pm show then an 8:30pm show will be added,
    so 140 is largest possible attendance that night.
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    Through summer 2013 on Castle 2nd Floor gallery is the... Tradition and transition exhibit: Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants!


    Inspiring stories abound when the discussion centers on the challenges faced by immigrants coming to a new homeland. Tradition and Transition, Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants presents these and celebrates the diversity brought by all ethnic groups who contribute to the economic strength and cultural multiplicity of Hawai‘i.

    I loved the models and...
    A Flickr Set

    Come check it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium
    Monday, December 12, 2011 7:00 p.m. & 8:30pm
    Free to the public

    Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please call 848-4168 or RSVP online at: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/visitors/rsvp.html
    We’re adding the 8:30pm repeat of the Planetarium history/Sky Tonight show on Monday night December 12, since the 7pm show has filled up.

    Development is arranging for soft cider and cake to commemorate, and I am suggesting with do this at 8pm, in the area between planetarium and HOD, so we can catch people as they exit the 7pm show and before we seat the 8:30pm program. We have some volunteers from the Hawaiian Astronomy Club who will be here that night with their telescopes as well.
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    We will be free to Kama‘āina and military on Sunday December 18, in honor of Bernice Pauahi’s Birthday. Her birthday falls on Monday Dec 19; moving the free day to the Sunday beforehand will allow more residents to come on that day.

    Awww C'mon it's free even.
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    Hawaii 5-0 filmed a few segments in Hawaiian Hall and the Long Gallery tonight!
    PEDRO was posted in there helping out. Turning off the A/V and some lights as needed.
    He really enjoyed himself even getting photos with some of the actors.

    So, soon the Bishop Museum will be in an episode again!
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    I sure had a blast last night taking pics with the cast.. Was a great night to be on the set at my work place..
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    Aloha everyone,
    Below please find information on two upcoming outer-island Bishop Museum events – one this Friday on Maui, and one in two weeks in Kona.

    ‘IKE PĀPALE, THE LIVING LEGACY OF HAWAIIAN HATS, DISCOVERY DAY ON MAUI
    On Friday, Feb. 10, Bishop Museum cultural specialist Marques Hanalei Marzan and Vice-President of Cultural Collections Betty Lou Kam will be in Maui to document, consult, and plan for the museum’s upcoming Hawaiian plaiting exhibition, ‘Ike Pāpale, The Living Legacy of Hawaiian Hats. Bishop Museum received a planning grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, which included support for a series of “Discovery Days” on different islands. The first of these “Discovery Days” will take place on Maui on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kaunoa Senior Center.

    The community is invited and encouraged to come down and bring their Hawaiian woven materials for identification and documentation and to share personal or family stories related to Hawaiian weaving. A display on Hawaiian weaving will be exhibited with Museum staff available to answer questions and speak on the subject of Hawaiian weaving. Stations will also be set up to document individual’s stories through oral history interviews as well identify and document Hawaiian woven materials brought to the event.

    The Kaunoa Senior Center located at 401 Alakapa Place in Pā‘ia, For more information, please contact Kaunoa Senior Center at (808) 270-7308.

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    8TH ANNUAL GROW HAWAIIAN WEEKEND AT THE AMY B.H. GREENWELL ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN

    Free event will highlight new Visitor Center dedication
    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, 2012. The free event is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and natural history. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities, displays, live entertainment and Hawaiian food. A highlight this year will be the dedication of the Garden’s new visitor center during the Festival’s opening ceremony, featuring remarks from Danny Akaka, Jr., community leader, cultural expert and Bishop Museum board member, and Blair D. Collis, the Museum’s President and CEO.

    When: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 from 12 noon-4:00 p.m.
    Meet taro experts and learn the art of poi making.

    When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
    9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Presentations on botanical gardens, poi making and taro cultivation, storytelling sessions, demonstrations of ipu gourd decorating, kapa making, lauhala weaving, woodworking, lei making and Hawaiian dyes.

    9-10 a.m. – New Visitor Center Dedication & Festival Kick Off

    Where: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden Captain Cook, Hawaii
    Located 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Highway 11, across from Manago Hotel.
    This event is free. For more information call 323-3318 or email agg@bishopmuseum.org.

    The 8th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival is presented by Hawai‘i Forest and Trail and supported in part by a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Support is also provided by Kūki‘o, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, and Kealakekua Ranch, Ltd.
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    Transit of Venus Festival at Bishop Museum!

    The museum will be open regular hours on Tuesday June 5, 2012, 9 am to 5 pm (Tuesdays are normally closed);
    We will charge regular admission on that day.

    On that day, for the first time since 1874, viewers in Hawai‘i will be able to see the black dot of Venus cross the bright face of the sun.

    Transits of Venus occur in pairs eight years apart; but you then need to wait over a century to see the next pair. The “twin” of the 2012 transit occurred in June 2004. That 2004 transit occurred after sunset in the islands, so we missed it entirely. As if to make up for that, Hawai‘i is the best state in the US to view the 2012 transit. We will see the entire June 5 transit in Hawai‘i, weather of course permitting. The transit starts at 12:09 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time and runs over six hours, ending just before sunset at 6:42 p.m. Elsewhere in the 50 states, the sun will set on June 5 while the transit is still in progress.

    This is the last transit of Venus till 2117, so this will be the only chance you will ever have observe this special event!
    Bishop Museum will host a “Transit of Venus” festival on Tuesday June 5. We are normally closed on Tuesdays, of course; but on June 5 the Museum and all its regular exhibit halls will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. Since the transit starts just after noon, members of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society will be on hand from noon to 5 pm to show the transit in their telescopes.

    Highlights of Bishop Museum’s Transit of Venus festival:
    The Watumull Planetarium, closed since May 22, will reopen on June 5 with a new Digistar 4 full-dome video system. The planetarium will feature programming on the Venus transit and other topics throughout the day.
    Volunteers from the Hawaiian Astronomical Society will be on the great lawn from 12 noon to 5 pm. Solar filters on their telescopes will allow viewers to safely observe the sun and Venus directly.
    Science on a Sphere programming will explore the nature of the planet Venus, our (very different) “sister planet.”
    We’ll have presentations on the historical importance of the transit of Venus. This will include programs on Captain Cook’s 18th-century visit to Tahiti to view the transit, and on the 1874 transit, the last one visible from the Hawaiian Islands. There will be hands-on Astronomy activities for kids during the day.

    Safety note: It is of course NEVER safe to view the sun directly, during a transit or otherwise. Bishop Museum’s Shop Pacifica will have solar viewing glasses for sale in the run up to the transit, and of course our volunteers from the Hawaiian Astronomical Society will have safe viewing filters on their telescopes on transit day.

    Why the transit of Venus matters:
    The transit of Venus has a special place in the history of astronomy. By the start of the 17th century astronomers knew the relative distances of objects in the solar system. They knew, for example, that Mars was about 1.5 times as far from the sun as the earth is. However, no one knew the actual distance to the objects in the solar system.

    One solution to this mystery was proposed by Edmond Halley in 1716. His idea: time the start of the transit of Venus from two widely separated parts of the earth. Using the distance between those two spots on earth as the baseline, one could then use triangulation to get the distance from earth to the sun. Since the relative distances we already known, getting the correct distance from the earth to the sun would allow you to unlock the actual distances to all other objects in the solar system. For example: if you were able to discover that the earth was 100 million miles from the sun, you could figure out that Mars must be 150 million miles from the sun, since you already knew that Mars was 1.5 times as far from the sun as the earth is.

    As with the famous comet whose return he predicted, Halley did not live long enough to see the next transit of Venus in 1761. However, his idea drove a wide-flung series of expeditions in 1761 and 1769 to view the transit of Venus, since the Halley method required that the transit be watched from widely separated parts of the earth. The most famous of these expeditions was Captain Cook’s 1769 expedition to Tahiti. While there were complications that prevented the measurements from being as precise as desired, scientists were able to get the correct distance to the sun to within about 2 per cent based on these 18th century transits.
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    A photo of the previous transit of Venus in 2004.
    It just amazes me how folks so long ago could figure out the timing of such things!
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    Those folks took mathematics seriously, or navigation as they had been taught
    would not have worked.
    The introduction of accurate timekeepers made sailing easier in a sense.
    However, over reliance on temperamental devices causes real time
    problems when that equipment starts to fail in a marine environment.
    The nature of the early polynesian maps is quite astonishing.

    It mostly resided in the minds of those most intrepid Voyagers.

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