Stars Over Hawai‘i, 3rd Edition Product Description:
The stars in the night sky over the Hawaiian Islands overwhelm us with feelings of wonder and amazement. They evoke images of Hawai‘i’s first people, sailing from faraway lands, finding their way by use of the stars in the heavens. Today, astronomers have explored the heavens with the use of advanced telescopes, satellites and space vehicles traveling to our sun, moon, planets and beyond. Two voyages of discovery separated by centuries, have both found a home in Hawai‘i.
Stars Over Hawai‘i presents an introduction to the study of astronomy and an overview of current knowledge about the night sky above us and the vast universe beyond. Twelve monthly star charts, plus two that label star names in Hawaiian, will help guide you through the year in your own explorations of Hawai‘i’s brilliant starlit sky. Hawaiian astronomy is explored through legend, surviving oral history, and the ongoing observation of the skies and our planet. The Hawaiian moon calendar is discussed and the nights of the moon are depicted and labeled in Hawaiian and other Pacific languages. Polynesian voyaging and wayfinding is celebrated with the inclusion of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s star compasses.
Man’s knowledge of our solar system and the universe has increased dramatically in the 60 years since Stars Over Hawai‘i was first published. This latest edition builds upon a solid foundation to bring star gazers up to-date with current statistics and theories about our universe. Stars Over Hawai‘i marries the knowledge of the masterful navigators and astronomers of ancient Hawai‘i with today’s astronomy experts to bring you an integrated view of Hawaii’s skies, past and present.
|Availability ||10 August 2015 |
|Category ||Books: Natural History |
|Page Count ||72 pages |
|Publisher ||Petroglyph Press |
Printed in USA
|Publish Date ||August 2015 |
|Dimensions ||11.0” x 8.5” x 0.25” |
|Authors ||Edwin H. Bryan, with Richard A. Crowe, PhD and Timothy F. Slater, PhD |
|Binding ||Softcover |
|ISBN 13 ||9780912180731 |