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Performer Chris Isaak is back in the islands for concerts starting tonight at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The ‘Wicked Game’ crooner spoke to HPR’s Dave Lawrence and tried to put his finger on why playing in Hawai`i so special.
The first telescope was placed on Mauna Kea in 1968. That was a 24-inch instrument. Today, the telescope at Gemini North is 13-times that size. Gemini is one of a dozen observatories now in operation on the mountain. And that’s where HPR’s Dave Lawrence winds up our series on the telescopes of Mauna Kea.
The Mauna Kea Science Reserve sprawls over more than 11-thousand acres atop Hawai`i’s tallest mountain. Among the instruments and facilities is the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope—which cuts through space dust to get a better look at the heavens. And that’s where HPR’s Dave Lawrence continues our series on the telescopes and observatories of Mauna Kea summit.
REO Speedwagon has a history in the islands dating back over thirty years. In an area where melodic, softer sounds heavy on vocals are exceptionally popular, it’s no wonder they still have a strong fan-base in Hawaii. Longtime lead vocalist Kevin Cronin spoke to HPR’s Dave Lawrence, and recalled island memories going back to the late 70's ahead of three island dates.
More than a dozen telescopes will scan the night skies above Mauna Kea tonight… as they do each night of the year. Since 1968, the Big Island summit has been a center for astronomical observation. But many Hawai`i residents aren’t familiar with what goes on up there.