The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station's free monthly program, "Malalo o ka Po Lani," will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station. The presentation will last about an hour, with stargazing to follow.
Join special guest Kahu John Ku'uhoamele Cuban and hosts Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah for "A Makahiki Carol, Stories of the Hawaiian New Year."
"We will explore how traditional cultural practices for celebrating the new year remain relevant today. Stories, chants, songs, and hula make this informative, educational presentation fun and entertaining," said Yuen.
"Come up for culture night on Mauna Kea for an evening of Hawaiian music, chants, stories and science. Then, join the star party at the Onizuka Center lanai for some of the best star gazing in the world," she said.
Each month, a different cultural practitioner shares perspectives on an aspect of Hawaiian culture, history and/or arts relating to the natural history of Mauna Kea.
The "Malalo o ka Po Lani" cultural program is held on the third Saturday of every month in the Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station's presentation room at the 9,300-foot elevation on Mauna Kea.
For more information on programs at the facility, please visit www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis or call 961-2180.