After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park
Special Speaker Presentations

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Park entrance fees apply
Presentations are free - suggested $2.00 donation supports park educational programs



Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - Kīlauea's Night Skies: An Artist's Perspective

glow from Kīlauea at night

Join us for a special evening program as Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park proudly welcomes Hawai'i Island artist and interpretive guide, Kent Olsen as he presents Kīlauea's Night Skies: An Artist's Perspective. Drawing on insights and perspectives developed through years of work in the medical imaging design field;as an interpretive guide at Mauna Kea Observatories and as a certified commercial guide at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Kent will present the night skies over Kīlauea Volcano in a way that is sure to provide a new perspective and may just change the way you see everything.

Utilizing the current lava lake within Halema'uma'u Crater as a point of reference, you will journey from the depths of the quantum realm to the edge of the cosmos. Kent Olsen boldly attempts to describe the natural world in a way that makes the scale of the seemingly infinite something you just might be able to wrap your head around. Attendees are reminded the park is open all night for stargazing and lava glow viewing.

link to pdf poster (150KB)


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