Hawaii 2015

In search of lava on the Big Island

WaikikiHale PohakuStars and lavaHalema’uma’uMilky Way over the calderaLong MountainMauna Kea climbTallest mountain in the worldKa LaeKealakekua BayFlight over the volcanoKilauea IkiPu’u O’oEating the forestPahoaThe Hell ItchThunderstorms over Nicaragua



Saturday, August 1st 2015


I had wanted to go to Hawaii for years and years. It's a common place for astronomers to go to, as it's got one of the world's best locations for observatories on top of Mauna Kea, but I'd never had a chance to go there. This year the opportunity finally came, when the IAU General Assembly was held there. Thousands of astronomers converged on Honolulu and spent a week sharing their research. I didn't see much of the city - my time was taken up by preparing my own talks, giving my talks, and listening to other people's talks. But I stayed in a hostel right by the beach so I went there a few times.

Hale Pohaku→

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