Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Adventurers Club Honolulu - Zoom Meeting 16 July 2020

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020        
                            AT YOUR HOMES   VIA   ZOOM

Jul 16
Mauna Kea:
Early Planning & Development
By new member
Jim Harwood

New member Jim Harwood will be presenting on the early days of developing research astronomy in Hawaii.  After the early installations on Haleakala opened in 1963, Jim was part of UH’s Institute of Astronomy evaluation of where the NASA-funded major telescope on Mauna Kea should be located.  It will be a fascinating look back at this time half a century ago and how decisions were made.  

Please send your reservations to Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 13, 2020.
     Here is the information for our meeting on Thursday, July 16.  We will start the meeting at 7:00 pm and I will start admitting members from the waiting room a few minutes before that.   Please identify the icons for muting your audio (a little microphone) and video (a little movie camera) so that when we are ready to start, you can do so.  Leaving your audio on means we can hear all kinds of background noise.  Too many open videos, which allow others to see what you are doing, can slow down the meeting.
     If you haven’t used your zoom account in a while, or this is your first use, please start the sign in process earlier since it may need to be updated.  If I haven’t started the call yet, you will be placed in the waiting room which is part of the security function.  You should not need the password, but I have included it below, just in case.
Thanks to Jim Harwood for an amazing presentation
Thirty members attended the Zoom meeting from their homes

Desolate road up Mauna Kea 1963

Earliest set up on Mauna Kea

Early little telescope

Difficult to reach the summit of Mauna Kea in early days

Mauna Kea Hale Pohaku Area and bunkhouse

Jim Harwood, Mauna Kea  telescope pioneer

Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea about 1963

Mauna Kea 1963 era

Early telescopes on Mauna Kea including Lake Waiau at left
Nothing like a sunset on Mauna Kea

Telescope stations on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea with HQ and snow

Telescopes on Mauna Kea in 1979

OVI BUN  in  Romania gave a surprise tour of his farm using his cell phone - it was early morning there
Besides farm animales Ovi also raises bees in a big Bee Hive

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