See "Heavens Above-Faulkes Telescope Live @ the Library" at Kahului Library | Arts & Culture
“Heavens Above – Faulkes Telescope Live @ the Library,” a free informational program featuring a “live feed” (weather permitting) from a telescope atop Haleakala, will be conducted at Kahului Public Library on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
Dr. James “J. D.” Armstrong, Maui Technology Education & Outreach Specialist for the Institute of Astronomy, will use the Internet to control where the Faulkes 2-meter telescope points with the help of the audience, share some fantastic sights of deep-sky objects, and discuss other sights in space such as the upcoming Venus Transit in June and what this means to astronomers.
The “live feed” will be projected onto a movie screen set up inside the library. Dr. Armstrong will also explain what the telescope “sees” and how it works.
Those who are interested in attending this two-hour program are advised that Kahului Public Library will close at 8 p.m. on February 21, and no one will be admitted after the library closes. The program is suitable for ages 7 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Kahului Public Library is located at 90 School Street. For more information, please call the Library at (808) 873-3097.