KAHULUI - The presentation "Heavens Above - Faulkes Telescope Live @ the Library" with a live feed from a telescope atop Haleakala will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Kahului Public Library.
James "J.D." Armstrong, Maui technology education and outreach specialist for the UH Institute of Astronomy, will use the Internet to control where the Faulkes 2-meter telescope points with the help of the audience, share some sights of deep-sky objects and discuss other sights in space, such as the upcoming Venus Transit in June and what this means to astronomers.
The live feed from Hale-akala, weather permitting, will be projected onto a movie screen set up inside the library. Armstrong will explain what the telescope "sees" and how it works.
The event is free.
Those interested in attending this two-hour program are advised that the library will close at 8 p.m., and no one will be admitted after the library closes.
The program is suitable for ages 7 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Kahului Public Library is located at 90 School St.
For more information, call the library at 873-3097.