Public invited to Galaxy Forum
The public is invited to get an overview of the current progress of Hawaii-based International Lunar Observatory Association science and education missions to the moon at a Galaxy Forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Headquarters in Waimea.
The program, “ILOA Moon Missions/Hawaii Culture and Exploration in the 21st Century,” will be presented at the facility at 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway. Here are the topics:
— “Hawaii Culture and Exploration” presentation by Kimo Pihana and ohana;
— Chang’e-3 principal investigator Jianyan Wei, Moon Express CEO Bob Richards, and possible ILO-1 and Human Moon Mission presentations, and
— Update and introduction on the planned Thirty-Meter Telescope project by Sandra Dawson.
There will be interactive panel discussions with invited speakers.
“As the ILOA looks upward to the stars and forward to the future, we ask for your participation and guidance in helping to achieve the highest standards of excellence in Hawaii education, enterprise and exploration,” said a spokesman.
To join in the free Galaxy Education gathering, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 885-3474.
‘Free, friendly’ spiritual retreat
The community is invited to join in a “free and friendly spiritual retreat” during Thanksgiving week in East Hawaii.
The retreat starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, guest speaker Acharya das, world teacher of Bhakti yoga, mantra meditation and “achieving peace in a chaotic world” at a vegetarian Thanksgiving feast in Leilani Estates near Pahoa.
At 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, in Hilo, attend an enlightening class with mantra meditation and dinner at the Good Karma House on Ponahawai Street.
Several other activities planned during the retreat are Hatha yoga, Gauranga breathing and chi kung exercise. Please call Maha Logan at 965-9140 for details and directions.
Libraries to observe holiday
All public libraries will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.