The CSO staff mentored 3 students from the UH Hilo Upward Bound program over 6 weeks in June/July 2000. Over this period the CSO staff worked to acquaint the students with applications from trigonometry; the relationship between time and frequency domain when working with wave phenomena; simple optics including Snell's Law and light collecting and imaging systems using simple lenses and parabolic mirrors; basic earth and celestial coordinate systems; and an introduction to spherical trigonometry with applications in celestial navigation.
Special CSO tours for community groups
November 8, 2000: The CSO hosted a visit from 16 members of `Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club. Assisting in hosting the tour were staff from the CSO ( Richard Chamberlin, Walter Steiger), and Kumu Hula Aulii Mitchell of Halau O Kahiwahiwa.
November 19, 2000: Hosted a visit by about 20 members from the UH Hilo Astronomy Club.
February 16, 2001: Hosted a visit by about 15 members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
July 25, 2001: Hosted a visit from about 15 senior citizens
from the Center for Independent Living in Hilo,
Development at the Onizuka Visitor's Information Center (VIS)
Walter Steiger created a new CSO exhibit poster for use at the VIS. A powerpoint version of the poster can be downloaded.
Martin Houde wrote an article on the CSO and the astronomical significance of its research on Giant Molecular Clouds for the May 4, 2001 edition of the Hilo Tribune Herald.
Representing the CSO, Walter Steiger gave a talk on the history of modern astronomy in Hawaii at the Onizuka Visitor's Information Center on May 5.
The CSO sends a representative to the VIS exhibits committee and the Mauna
Kea Observatory Outreach Committee. Each Committee meets once
Web based presentations (added 12 Oct 2001)
Night and Day, by Walter Steiger and George Bunton
The origins of Astronomy in Hawai'i, by Walter Steiger
A new, narrated version of "The origins of Astronomy in Hawai'i"
was produced in Oct/Nov 2001.
The new version will be released as a computer based exhibit for the VIS and for other forums.