A catalog of Hawaiian star names

Written by Ilima Loomis | Published 10/24/2016 | Posted in

ni-1-02You don’t find many linguists at the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest annual gathering of astronomers. But at last August’s event in Honolulu, John Kaipo Mahelona was there. He’d co-authored the definitive catalog of Hawaiian star names and knowledge, Nā Inoa Hōkū, the culmination of three decades of research with co-author Rubellite Kawena Johnson.

Read the rest of my story for Hana Hou here.