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Lecture: The Astronomy of Hawaii

When:We 18-11-2015 19:30 - 20:30
Where:Infoversum, Vrydemalaan 2, Groningen

Full dome theater Infoversum and the Blaauw Observatory organize a special full dome lecture on Wednesday, November 18. Planetarium director Shawn Laatsch will speak about The Astronomy of Hawaii.


Hawaii has a rich cultural tradition in astronomy and the unique climate of Hawaii with its remarkable clear and dry sky sets the scene for the best astronomical observing site in the world. Native Hawaiian's used the heavens to navigate the Pacific Ocean and their techniques have inspired modern ways of navigation that might be used by future humans in space. Hawaii is also home to twelve of the world's leading astronomical observatories conducting cutting edge research about the universe. Come explore the ancient and modern astronomy of Hawaii.

Shawn Laatsch

Shawn Laatsch is the Planetarium Director of Infoversum and President Elect of the International Planetarium Society. Before coming to Groningen he managed the planetarium of the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii. He has over two decades of experience in presenting astronomy in planetariums all over the US.

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This lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 19:30 - 20:30 at the Infoversum, Vrydemalaan 2 in Groningen. The lecture will be in English. Tickets are available for €7,50 p.p. via or at the reception of Infoversum. You can also join the Facebook event.

This event is organized by the Infoversum in association with the Blaauw Observatory of the University of Groningen.

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