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March 30 – April 5, 2015 / Vol 34, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA

27 Mar 2015, 19:52 UTC
March 30 – April 5, 2015 / Vol 34, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Hawai`i: Center of Pacific Hemisphere

Development of Pacific Space Access is an astronautics goal that has implications for the entire Pacific Rim and all of East Asia. Hawaii is already excelling at the leading edge of astronomy and should strive for the same excellence in astronautics. In 2015 Hawaii hosts the International Astronomical Union triennial General Assembly on August 3-14 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Oahu, HI. More than 4,000 astronomers are expected to come from 76+ counties to explore the latest results and future projects of astronomy. The 50th Aloha State is near the center of the Pacific Hemisphere midway between the two main lands, the southernmost point in the United States, making it ideal as a hub of commercial launch and other space-bound enterprise. It also hosts Mauna Kea the tallest mountain in the world from base to peak, home to one of the major centers of world astronomy, and Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Hawaii is home to the growing State-run aerospace agency Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems and the International Lunar Observatory Association, an independent non-profit organization seeking to establish the new frontier of Astronomy by placing ...

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