Institute for Astronomy to present Maui public talk on the sun and Earth's climate

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Nov 9, 2007

The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will hold the second UH/IfA Maui Maikalani Community Lecture, a series of free public talks, on Friday, November 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its new building, Maikalani, in Pukalani. Dr. Jeff Kuhn will speak about "Why We REALLY Need to Know How the Sun Works: An Important Truth."

He will describe how the sun and Earth's climate systems are inextricably linked and why, despite popular video efforts to the contrary, we are not in a position to decide whether manmade or natural climate-forcing changes will dominate future climate changes.

Jeff Kuhn is the IfA associate director responsible for the Maui division. He received his PhD in physics from Princeton in 1981. He worked as an astronomer with the National Solar Observatory and as a professor in the Physics Department at Michigan State University before joining the Institute for Astronomy in 1997.

The address of Maikalani, also known as the Advanced Technology Research Center, is 34 Ohia Ku Street, Pukalani, above Kamehameha Schools in the Kulamalu Town Center (the first light after King Kekaulike High School, just off Kula Highway). For a map, go to

Founded in 1967, the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa conducts research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the sun. Its faculty and staff are also involved in astronomy education, deep space missions, and in the development and management of the observatories on Haleakala and Mauna Kea.

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