Astronomers giving more Hawaiian names to their discoveries
HILO — Hawaiian language experts and astronomers are teaming up to name more discoveries in a way that doesn’t just allow them to be cataloged and tracked.
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Hawaii could be known as one of the major astronomical centers of the world if it wasn’t for the antagonism of a handful of people opposed to the observatories on Mauna Kea. These observatories are among the most scientifically productive in the world and could do for Hawaii what the original semiconductor companies did for Silicon Valley in California.
What better way to immortalize Hawaiian culture than to name scientific discoveries in the Hawaiian language.
Name a star after the anti-TMT Hawaiian activists . Call it Pilikia
Pretty amazing that they can come up with names for deep space objects , yet here at home they cannot even name Fissure 8 . Auwe auwe