The Bishop Museum Board of Directors today announced that Blair Collis has resigned as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the museum. The Board has appointed LindaLee Kuuleilani (“Cissy”) Farm as interim president and CEO and will launch a search to fill the position. Collis’ last day with the museum will be May [...]
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" [...]
April 2016 should be a great month for sky watching. Every year, April is the single best month to see nearly every key star and constellation in the Hawaiian night sky, literally from the North Star to the Southern Cross. In addition, most of the planets put in a really good appearance here in April [...]
Before color film was sold for amateur use starting in the 1930s, the only color pictures most people possessed were black & white prints which had been hand-painted, like this one.
Recently an ASTC VISTA grant was able to send three educators from Bishop Museum to expand their museum training.
With the launch of Bishop Museum’s NASA Celestial Islands curriculum we were able to offer professional development workshops for teachers on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, Maui, and Moloka‘i.
This year Bishop Museum’s Education and Planetarium departments debuted a new STEM program Eyes on Island Earth for our school group visits.
This past month Bishop Museum celebrated the graduation of 16 docents from our Docent Training.
NASA Exhibit Lands in Bishop Museum’s Planetarium The J. Watumull Planetarium gets a revamped lobby with new NASA exhibit Honolulu, HI – Hawai‘i residents and visitors will soon discover how NASA explores our home planet from outer space at Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium. The star-dome’s lobby is set to be refreshed with [...]