Category Archives: Hawaii

Teenager in Tour Helicopter Spots Man Lost Five Days on Hawaii Lava Field

Earth Times reports Gilbert Dewey Gaedcke was rescued after five days on a Hawaii lava field when a teenager spotted him from a tour helicopter.

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3 Sunset Planet Discovered at Mauna Kea

Nature reports an astronomer on Mauna Kea has discovered Planet HD 188753 Ab which has three sunsets.

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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .

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Students Occupy University of Hawaii President’s Office to Protest Secret Navy Installation on Mauna Kea

KHON reports the University of Hawaii’s President’s Office in Bachman Hall has been occupied by first time since 1969 by protesting students — who object to the university’s connections to the Navy which they say include classified facilities on Mauna … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Girl Rescued in Heat at Hawaii Volcanos National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HI) Shorthaul Rescue of Dehydrated Hiker The park received a cell phone call via 911 reporting an unconscious girl on the switchbacks on the backcountry Kaaha trail below the Hilina Pali Road around 5:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Hawaii Gives Sets Maximum Fine for Illegal Manoa Falls Hikes

The Honlulu Advertiser reports the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources handed a $2,500 maximum fine to Magnum Tickets & Tours for repeatedly taking customers to the Manoa Falls Trail without permits. The organization notes that your operators bring … Continue reading

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NASA Seeks Help Identifying UFO Over Haleakala and Mauna Kea

The astronomy obsessed Hawaii is buzzing over a UFO over Mauna Kea and Haleakala on December 17, 2004. A moving image of the UFO (380K) was published as NASA’s photo of the day today (Feb. 8). Officials ruled out known … Continue reading

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13,000 Earthquakes in Hawaii in 2004 (average is 10,000)

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that there were 13,000 earthquakes were recorded in 2004 by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, only three were greater than magnitude 4. The average is 10,000 but Observatory seismologist Paul Okubo said there were … Continue reading

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Mauna Kea With Snow at 10,000 Feet Braces for a Busy Weekend

The Star Bulletin reports two additional officers will be on Mauna Kea during the weekend following the big snows which are down the 10,000 foot level on the 13,796 foot mountain. Traditionally more than a thousand cars will visit after … Continue reading

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World’s Second Most Expensive Telescope Slated for Maui’s Haleakala

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that a deal has been finalized to build on Maui’s Haleakala the second most expensive telescope in the world. The $161 million Advanced Technology Solar Telescope will be the world’s largest optical solar telescope and was … Continue reading

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Subzero Temps/80 mph Winds Drop Foot of Snow on Mauna Kea

The Honolulu Star Bulletin reports that storms with subzero temperatures and 80 mph winds dumped 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits prompting closing of the road. The storms also resulted in 30 … Continue reading

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New Camera 3,600 Times More Powerful than Hubble Moved to Mauna Kea

Various articles report that a new Wide Field Camera at the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope atop Mauna Kea will be able to capture images 3,600 times larger that those taken by the camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. The optical … Continue reading

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Po’ouli Bird Feared Extinct on Haleakala

The New York Times reports a bird, a po’ouli, the last known member of its genus and species, died in its cage on Maui on Nov. 26. The bird is a shy, nearly silent brown bird with a black face … Continue reading

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Woman Seeks to Have Husband Declared Dead After He Didn’t Return from Hike in Volcano National Park

According to the Star Bulletin an Indiana woman is asking that her husband be declared legally dead after not apparently not returning from a hike in Volcano Lands National Park. Tamara Lynch filed a missing-person report with the Warrick County … Continue reading

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Maui News Editorial Notes Telescopes Bring Highly Educated to Hawaii

The Maui News has an editorial supporting telescopes on Mauna Kea and Haleakala — something rare by Hawaii Standards. Here’s the post on the Network54 forum.

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