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POLI’AHU, a time lapse at Mauna Kea’s Astronomical Observatories

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SkyGlowProject.com presents POLI’AHU, a time lapse trip above the clouds to Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an inactive volcano 14,000 feet above sea level. Much of the mountain is under water; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall. In Hawaiian mythology, Poliʻahu is one of the four goddesses of snow, thought to reside on Mauna Kea. Today, the mountain is known as one of the most important land-based astronomical research centers in the world.

The Skyglow Project is a time lapse series and astrophotography book by Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan that explores North America’s Dark Sky Preserves and the proliferation of light pollution.

Learn more about the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO).

Previously from SkyGlow: Dishdance. Plus, more Hawaii and more videos about light pollution, including Borrowed Light, Star Parties, why we put telescopes in space, and What Happened to the Milky Way?

via Laughing Squid.

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