Hawaii Residents Can Spot the International Space Station Tonight

Hawaii residents can spot the International Space Station tonight (depending on clouds).

Spot the International Space Station tonight.

Spot the International Space Station tonight.

It will be visible beginning tonight, Sunday June 8th at 8:27 PM.  It will be visible for approximately 6 minutes.  Maximum Height: 56 degrees, and it will appear in the Southwest part of the sky and disappear to the North Northeast.

Battle of Midway Commemoration Happened at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

To mark the 72nd Anniversary of the turning point of WWII—The Battle of Midway—Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor presented “FORTRESS OVER MIDWAY” featuring Curator and Author Burl Burlingame and Restoration Manager Jim Martinelli, yesterday.

Author Burl Burlingame talks to folks at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Author Burl Burlingame talks to folks at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Mr. Burlingame presented a talk entitled “Flying Fortresses Over Midway.” The Boeing B-17 played an important roll in The Battle of Midway. Following the Q & A session, the audience moved on to Hangar 79 for a special presentation and behind-the scenes look at the restoration progress of the Museum’s Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress—the famous “Swamp Ghost,” by Mr. Martinelli.

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On display in Hangar 79 was an 8 x 12 foot mural painted by Victor Nels Solander, 123rd U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, whose Seabee unit was stationed on Midway from June 1, 1944 to December 16, 1945. The mural was one of six donated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “They murals are a valuable insight as to what existed during Midway and examples of popular folk art of WWII,” stated Mr. Burlingame.

Applicants Sought For Hawaii Island Na Ala Hele Trails Advisory Council

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting applications from interested person for vacant seats on the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program Advisory Council on Hawaii Island.

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Na Ala Hele Advisory Council members are asked to advise the program on trail and access concerns and issues, discuss and make recommendations on legal issues, and promote communication and cooperation between government and community representatives.  Advisory council members receive public comments/recommendations and consult with their constituencies when needed.

The Na Ala Hele Advisory Council consists of nine members representing each of the following categories: Hawaiian culture, trail/mountain clubs, mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, hunters, fishers, environmentalists, landowners and trail/access advocates.

Applicants are now being sought to fill two open seats in the following categories: Hawaiian culture and fishermen. At the same time, DOFAW is also creating a qualified list of those interested in any of the listed categories. All applicants should have an appropriate background in the category area as well as an interest in representing community stakeholders related to their respected categories.

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Na Ala Hele Advisory Council may submit an application. Forms are available online at dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah. Applications should be mailed to: Na Ala Hele Program Manager, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 19 E. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720, attention Clement Chang. Applications will be reviewed by the DOFAW and members of the Council. Final selections will be made by the DLNR chairperson. Applications must be received by July 6, 2014.