The Hawaiians are Explorers, Celestial Navigators, and Technological Early Adopters I should first disclose that my Mother’s maiden name is Kailikini and I was immersed in Hawaiian culture since birth, 60 years ago. I have always felt a cultural special connection to the stars and pursued Astronomy and Physics all of my life. I support… Continue Reading Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
For many years, we have referred to the highest peak on the island of Hawaii as Mauna Kea, meaning “White Mountain.” However, this changed in early 2014 in favor of the Hawaiian phrase, “Maunakea,” with no space. Maunakea is short for “Mauna a Wākea,” meaning the mountain of Wākea. Wākea is the god of the… Continue Reading Is it spelled Mauna Kea or Maunakea?