HONOLULU -- Bishop Museum, the state museum of natural and cultural
history, opened "Hawaii in Space," an exhibition that will continue
through Sept. 7.
The hands-on exhibition, which was developed with NASA, combines
space exploration with Hawaii's cultural and scientific heritage.
It features exhibits on the state's role in the nation's space
program, from tracking stations and capsule recovery to astronaut
training in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Visitors can compare Hawaii's volcanoes with those of other
bodies in space; see Mars in 3-D; explore Mars' landscape in a
computer-controlled exhibit, walk through a life-size model of the
International Space Station and inspect rocket models on the
Children can practice building space stations and discover what
they would weigh on the moon and planets.
Other events and programs are being offered, including a lecture
series featuring astronauts and astronomers.
The exhibition, at the museum's Castle Hall, is included in the
museum's admission, which is $14.95 for adults; $11.95 for
youngsters ages 4 to 12 and seniors, and free for children under
The museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bishop Museum, Phone:
(808) 847-3511, Fax (808) 841-8968.