Episode 580: Future Focus + #HACC2019 – Oct 9, 2019

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First up I want to let you know about this quick news item, coming up tomorrow, Oct 10th, is an IfA talk about the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration which recently obtained the first image of a black hole. Dr. Geoffrey Bower will describe the science and technology behind this discovery, including what it tells us about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The black hole has been given the Hawaiian name Pōwehi in recognition of the pioneering role of Maunakea telescopes – the Submillimeter Array and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.

Then we have Sandra Fujiyama from the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the Future Focus Conference. Last but not least, we are joined by Thelma Alane, and Donna Scannell from Kaiser Permanente to talk about the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 553: Kepler 1658b and US Cyber Challenge – April 3, 2019

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During this special Spring pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Roy Gal and Ashley Chontos from the Institute for Astronomy, here to tell us about exoplanet Kepler 1658b and the next IfA Open House. Then after a short pledge break we talk with Brandon Lester from SRC Technologies about the upcoming US Cyber Challenge and Cyber Quest.

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Episode 360: International Astronomical Union – July 22, 2015

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In this hour, we’ll hear about upcoming events focused on the local startup scene. Meli James is here to tell us about tomorrow’s monthly luncheon with the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Then Darcie Scharfenstein from Entrepreneurs Foundation will cover the Pupus & Pitches pau hana gathering. Also Dave Bruce calls in from Hawaii Island to update us on a GVS Transmedia event. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest gathering of astronomers that’s coming to Hawaii next month. Here in the studio we’ll have IfA Director Dr. Günther Hasinger and Dr. Roy Gal. Also joining us by phone from Padova, Italy, is Dr. Piero Benvenuti, Deputy General Secretary of the IAU.

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Episode 276: Exoplanetpalooza – Nov 27, 2013

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Osa Tui and Bernard Kung from McKinley High School to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Final. Finally, we talk to planet hunters Andrew Howard and Erik Petigura and find out about some new revelations about exoplanets outside of our solar system in our ongoing series called Exoplanetpalooza.

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Episode 232: Exoplanet-palooza – Jan 23, 2013

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Peter Justeson from the Honolulu chapter of the International Game Developers Association to tell us about the upcoming Global Game Jam. Finally, we have a show dedicated to exoplanets we’re calling Exoplanet-palooza. We’ll talk with two astronomers, Andrew Howard and Roy Gal from the Institute for Astronomy about the many planets they are discovering outside our own solar system.

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Episode 203: Planetarium at Bishop Musuem – July 4, 2012

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Elyse Petersen from Tealet to tell us about a recent conference she attended called We Own It. Finally, we’ll talk about the planetarium and new programs being developed by the Bishop Museum with a focus on astronomy and the planets.

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Episode 197: Transit of Venus – May 23, 2012

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Chad Kahunahana from Startup Hawaii to tell us about a conference called LUXr. Finally, we’ll talk about a unique astronomical event called the Transit of Venus with IfA Astronomers, Roy Gal and Paul Coleman.

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