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Welcome to Honolulu!
More than 2,000 astronomers, students, educators, and journalists will gather at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for the 235th AAS meeting. Gathering with the AAS this winter, as usual, are its Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) and High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD).
Astronomy has a long tradition in Hawai‘i. Early Polynesian sailors relied on their deep knowledge of the night sky to navigate among the widely separated islands of the Pacific Ocean. The landmark Diamond Head volcano on ‘Oahu, visible from Honolulu's famed Waikiki Beach, was the site of a 1910 expedition to photograph Halley's Comet.