2013 stargazing event calendar for the Hawaiian skies. Our online Hawaii astronomy calendar gives detailed viewing information and fun trivia for each event as it draws close. Continue reading
One of the most popular “facts” about Hawaii is that you can find 10 (or 11, 12) of the 13 climate zones on the Big Island. Is this true? (no!) And how many climate zones are there actually in the world? And how many of those can you find on the Big Island? Continue reading
This transit of venus is the last one you will be able to see in your lifetime, since the next one is scheduled to happen in 2117.
It is visible from Hawaii between 12:10 and 18:44 p.m. on June 5th. Keep reading for safety and background information, and the best locations to watch the transit from the Big Island under (free) professional guidance. Continue reading
From zero to hero in 10 questions! Learn about Hawaii and find out if you are shark bait or da BIG kahuna. Easy to share with your friends! Continue reading
Have you ever tried to find mars on the night sky? It is never hard because mars is one of the brightest bodies in the sky, but in the nights of early march it will be even easier because mars will reach opposition and be at its closest point to earth in 26 months.
This is not as dramatic an event as a lunar eclipse or a meteor shower, but it is a great chance to look up to the sky and wonder: Mars and our planet are very similar, and mars once also donned a dense atmosphere and had liquid water on its surface. Because of this, mars is the #1 place scientists hope to find evidence for (once) living organisms outside earth. Continue reading
Hawaii is not the state with most earthquakes, but it is the state with the highest earthquake density! Learn more about where you are most likely to feel an earthquake and how dangerous this is. Continue reading
Be always up to date for the most exciting astronomical events in the Hawaiian skies. Keep your eyes on this calendar (and check back regularly or bookmark it) because we will post detailed viewing information and some fun trivia for each event as it draws close. Continue reading
Volunteer for the humpback whales of Hawaii on the last Saturday of January, February and March 2012 for the sanctuary ocean count. Residents and visitors team up for 4 hours to volunteer and make the world a better place! Continue reading
On Hawaii, the moon outshines the peak of the 2012 Quadrantids meteor shower, and it won’t be possible to see the usual 100 shooting stars/hour spectacle in 2012. However, quite some shooting stars are still visible when the moon sets. The best time to watch is early on January 4th, between 03:00 and sunrise. Continue reading
The best time to watch the Geminids meteor shower from Hawaii is between 8:00 and 9:00 pm on December 13th 2011. Read more for skymaps and meteor shower viewing tips. Continue reading