Girl Scouts to explore night sky at musuem
Girl Scouts have an opportunity to learn about career opportunities in science, technology and math at an "Exploring the Night Sky" event from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bishop Museum.
Speakers will include:
» Kaiulani Murphy, a navigator with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, who will describe what it takes to become a navigator.
» Vicky Hamilton, planetary geologist, who will take the Scouts on an exploratory tour of Mars, explaining how Hawaiian volcanoes compare to Martian planetary surfaces.
» Lisa Kewley, an astronomer, will show what happens when galaxies collide.
» Nainoa Thompson, master navigator, will take the Scouts on a "star studded" journey to Tahiti, explaining the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging through star identification and patterns.
» Paul Coleman, an astronomer, will discuss modern astronomy in Hawaii and legends and Hawaiian traditions concerning astronomy. He also will discuss the end of the universe.
Scouts will be able to use solar scopes and sunspotters to look at the sun, and telescopes will be set up on the museum's lawn by the Hawaiian Astronomical Society and Institute for Astronomy for a close view of the night sky. They will also be able to visit the Science Adventure Center and Grossology exhibit.
Early registration with Girls Scouts of Hawaii is recommended because of limited space. For more information, call 595-8400 or visit www.girlscouts-hawaii.org.