Planets in October Venus holds steady all month Venus is that blazing light you see in the western sky at dusk all month, outshining all other points of light in the sky. The planet’s appearance remains remarkably consistent all month; Venus emerges about 1/4th of the way up in the western sky as it gets
Honolulu, Hawaii – The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has announced the appointment of Amy Miller Marvin as chief operating officer (COO). Marvin is the first to hold the position of COO at the Museum since 2011, and the first female COO in the Museum’s history. In this role, Marvin will lead the Museum’s ongoing business
July 8, 2016 Exhibit dives into the history, science, and culture of Papahānaumokuākea Honolulu, HI – Most think that when the sun sets over Kaua‘i the day is over in the Hawaiian Archipelago. In fact the island chain extends another twelve thousand miles to the northwest. This string of small islands, atolls, and barely submerged
May should be a great skywatching month in the islands. Mars will be brighter and closer this May than any time in the last ten years; Jupiter and Saturn also dance in the mid-evening sky. Mercury transits the sun on May 9. Throughout the main Hawaiian Islands, the first of the year’s two "overhead sun"
Research-focused excavations by Bishop Museum archaeologists in other areas of the Pacific, including French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands significantly added to our understanding of Pacific migration, settlement, and cultural history and also greatly enlarged the Archaeology Collections. These collections continue to be researched as part of the Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative, which
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The collection holds large but unknown numbers of endangered, threatened and extinct species. For virtually all arthropods, not enough research has been completed to even begin listing endangered or threatened species. So this is a critical resource for understanding the previous working of and future problems associated with the disruption of natural processes. One example is
Our three newest databases include the Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative Online Fishhook Database, the Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) Database, and the Rapa Nui Interactive Radiocarbon Database. The Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative Online Fishhook Database contains over 4,000 fishhooks from cultural sites in Ka‘u, Hawai‘i Island, that were excavated during the 1950s. The HAS Database includes
The Anthropology Department houses a diverse collection of archaeological materials recovered from the Hawaiian Islands, as well as over 50 islands and archipelagoes throughout Oceania. The Museum’s Ethnology Collections, once managed alongside the Archaeology Collections, are now administered by the Ethnology Department. Bishop Museum’s archaeology program emerged out of ethnographic and archaeological work conducted in