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    Astro Talk Next Friday

    Thanks to those who made it to the crater last night! Wow! It was an 11!!!! Can’t wait to show you Johanna’s picture of the Milky Way!

    We met for sunset at the summit and stayed there until 7:30pm meeting up with the Club then we voted to go to the crater parking lot near the restrooms because it was less windy.

    We observed until after 9pm seeing Saturn, M6, M22, M16, NGC6231, M8 looking their best! Lots of satellites and meteors too.

    Hosmer’s Grove was a rare sight! You could read by the light of the Milky Way!!! Got to campsite after 10pm and built a wondrous fire. Stayed up with Johanna, John and Chica talking story.

    I had so much fun I will probably camp there again next Thursday night if anyone wants to join me 🙂

    FROM JD ARMSTRONG: The next Maui IfA Public talk will be help on August 29th at 6:30 pm. Dr. Hiromu Nakagawa will be talking about “Remote Sensing of Martian “Life”: Evidence From Haleakalā”.

    The Maui IfA is located at 34 O’hia Ku Street in Pukalani — between the upcountry Longs and Kamehameha schools.

    “Remote Sensing of Martian “Life”: Evidence From Haleakalā”
    Dr. Hiromu Nakagawa

    Recent extensive exploration of Mars by the US and Europe has provided a wealth of new information about our neighbor and has significantly changed our perspective on the red planet. Mars is sometimes called “a frozen water planet,” but it almost certainly experienced a warm and wet climate in the past. The question, “Why and when did Earth and Mars diverge?” is essential for understanding how the the development of life depends on environment. Here we discuss our attempts to find evidence of life on Mars using dedicated instruments on Haleakalā.

    Live video of the talk will be available at:
    http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/liveVideo.php

    and the flier can be found at:
    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/specialevents/Maikalani2014/Aug29.jpg

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