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Sifan Kahale
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I'm simulcasting our monthly public talk Friday:

University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy Presents:
"Life Around Our Active Star"

By Dr. Tom Schad
Friday, April 24th at 9:30 PM PDT
http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu
and in Second Life and InWorldz 

Over the centuries, humanity has tuned its existence to Earth's seasons, created by our yearly travel around the Sun.  At the dawn of the Machine Age, however, the seasons of the Sun itself proved influential to our progressing world.  In this talk, we will explore the cycles of solar activity, and study the impact of these cycles throughout the heliosphere and on our modern society.  We will learn of the interplay of new and old methods for the study of solar epochs, and anticipate the great advances of the Senator Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) currently being built on Haleakala.
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I'll be giving the PanSTARRs virtual tour at the Institute for Astronomy's open house this Sunday. Stop by and say aloha if you are in the area.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/open-house/open-house.shtml
Sunday, April 12. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Activities, talks, displays, and demonstrations for all ages. Information about the 2015 Open House will be posted as it becomes available. Free admission and parking. Open House Flyer. letter-size pdf flyer · Watch a video about the 2013 Open House ...
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It's astronomy public talk time again this Friday.  I'll be simulcasting this on the web at http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu

University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy Presents: 
"Making telescopes to look for life in the universe"

By Dr. Jeff Kuhn
Friday, Mar 20th at 9:30 PM PST 
Institute for Astronomy - U. Hawaii Astronomy Amphitheater:  

What kind of instrument does it take to study other planets? Exoplanet searches command a large fraction of the collective attention of the world astronomical community -- but we have yet to build a telescope that is optimized to study distant planets. Most of the world's largest telescopes now being designed or built have general astronomical goals that aren't well-matched to the problem of detecting life in the universe or studying the conditions on far-away exoplanets. I'll describe a project centered on Haleakalā called PLANETS -- "Polarized Light from the Atmospheres of Nearby ExtraTerrestrial Systems." PLANETS will take a step forward toward studying these exoplanets and proving some of the new technologies we'll need to find life, or even other civilizations around other stars, in our corner of the universe.
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Snow in Hawaii!!  After the huge storm we had yesterday, I had to go up to the summit to check on our observatory.  Lots of trees down, rocks and mini land slides, ice, snow and high winds.  About 4 places a tree was blown over, taking a chuck of hillside with it in a small landslide and then took out the guard rail on the 'other' side of the road!  Glad the road crews went up before we did ....
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I believe they had a Christmas blizzard on that same mountain.
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Mele Kalikimaka and have an enjoyable holiday season!  From Sifan and Lisa Kahale
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Mele Kalikimaka!
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I'm simulcasting the Institute for Astronomy public talk tonight at 8:30 PM. This one is about some of the fantastic optics being used in telescopes today. The talk is given by Dr. JD Armstrong. It can be viewed on the web at: http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu or in Second Life or Inworldz at the IFA Amphitheaters.
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I'm simulcasting a public astronomy talk tonight:

UH Astronomy: "How to build an instrument for the new Solar Telescope on Haleakala"

By Dr. Andre Fehlmann
Friday, Oct 17 at 9:30 PDT 

Web:  http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu
SL:  IFA Amphitheater on CUH Alliance sim

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) that is currently being built on Haleakalā will be the most powerful solar telescope in the world. It will observe the Sun with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. In my talk I will present an update on the current status of the construction work as well as some of the unique capabilities of this new telescope. Then I will move on to talk about CryoNIRSP, which is one of the two instruments being built for DKIST by the IfA. My goal is to convince you how much fun it is to design, build and test such a unique instrument – although there may be some stumbling blocks along the way.
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The love of my live, my spouse, Lisa Kahale, died yesterday morning from a heart attack.  She always said she wanted to die in her sleep being cuddled by me.  She got her wish.  I miss her soooo sooo very much.  <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Very sorry to hear about your loss.  The one small consolation is that you did manage to find the love of your life. Not so easy these days.  Hope you can find the strength to celebrate her life more than mourn her passing.
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I'll be simulcasting this to the web (and virtual worlds) - http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu
Univ Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will be presenting "The Fractal Nature of the Universe"
By Dr. Paul Coleman
Friday, Feb 20th at 8:30 PM PST
Institute for Astronomy - U. Hawaii Astronomy Amphitheater:
This talk will explore the Universe through the mathematical framework of fractal geometry. We will also discuss some of the resistance to these ideas that the author has encountered in modern cosmology.
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Thanks for the suggestion, +Sifan Kahale--I might just do that.
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Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - Happy New Year from Hawaii.  My you find joy and love in this new year!
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Hau'oli Makahiki Hou-)
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Simulcasting our monthly public talk - going on now:  How a telescope works - and advanced optics.  http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu and follow the link to live video.  This is me running the equipment.
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Nov 20th (Thursday) is Transgender Day of Remembrance. We remember and honor all transgender people that have been murdered this last year because of hate and transphobia. Once again this year I will host a remembrance. Please comment below if you can attend Thurs evening in Kihei, Maui at 5:30 pm.  More details later.
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    Chemistry, Physics, French, 1968 - 1973
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