October 9, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
By Stephanie Salazar
Third Annual Hilo Wayfinding and Navigation Festival, hosted by ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, began Friday and runs through Sunday October 10th, 2010. All festival events are free to the public, but daily admission rates apply for entry to the exhibits and the daily planetarium shows.
This year celebrates the life of the late master navigator Mau Piailug.
From the Imiloa:
Saturday, October 9: He Lani Ko Luna, “Native Skies”
· All day: Voyaging canoes in full regalia on display on the ‘Imiloa Campus.
· 10:00 a.m.: Ke Ala Hōkū, Star Paths- Learn how the star compass works
· 10:30 a.m.: Hi‘onaina ‘Ōiwi Garden Tour led by Don Romero. You can see the full schedule at the imiloa web site…
· 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Keiki Skies- A sharing of stories for young voyagers Hawkins.
Sunday, October 10: E Ola Mau, “Cultural Revival”
Featuring at noon
· 12:00 p.m.: Papa Mau: The Wayfinder- The debut of this one hour documentary chronicling the life of Mau Piailug and the founding of the modern day voyaging movement and the return of the Oceanic Wayfinder to Polynesia. Presented in the Moanahōkū Hall by Nā‘ālehu Anthony.
· 1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.: E Ola Mau: A tribute to the legacy of Mau Piailug told through the stories from those who knew him as an islander, a sailor, and Master Navigator.