Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Higher Education Visits Mauna Kea

Reps Chang, Johansen, Wooley, Nishimoto and me.
The House Committee on Higher Education spend two days visiting the Big Island to hear about issues and concerns regarding the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

The Committee Visited the North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honoka'a, the site of the new Hawaii Community College Center at Palamanui, the current University Center at Kealakekua, Hawaii Community College, and the UH Hilo School of Pharmacy.
Gemini North Telescope

As part of the visitation, the Committee visited the Scientific Reserve which is managed by the Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) under the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  Members heard about the current management plan adopted by the Board of Land and Natural Resources for the care and stewardship of the mountain by the OMKM.

Keck Telescopes

Party pictured with the Gemini Telescope.

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