Event

Navigation and Astronomy: Hokule'a Style

May 19, 2016 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Hokule'a, the famed Hawaiian ocean-going double hulled canoe, is currently undergoing an around-the-world voyage. As it sails from country to country around the world, its navigators used traditional Polynesian navigation techniques, which involve using the stars, Sun, and other observations to determine direction at sea. Join the National Air and Space Museum as we celebrate the voyage of Hokule'a and explore the history of navigational techniques and technology.

  • Learn about Hokule’a’s journey in a planetarium presentation (10:30 am in the Albert Einstein Planetarium)
  • View a Hawaiian music and dance program
  • Take special tours of the Museum's Time and Navigation gallery
  • Engage with Museum educators at navigation-related Discovery Stations
  • Attend a special "Flights of Fancy" story time
  • Visit the Phoebe Waterman Haas Observatory for astronomical observing (weather permitting)