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Hawaii's Big Island: Paradise in the Sky

While in port in Hilo, Hawaii, a group of Semester at Sea students visited the summit of Mauna Kea. The Hawaiian name “Mauna Kea” means “White Mountain.” The mountain is estimated to be about 1 million years old with its last eruption being approximately 4,600 years ago. When measured from the sea floor, this massive volcano is considered the tallest mountain in the world, standing at 33,100 ft.

Join Iain Campbell, astronomy Professor from University of Pittsburgh, on an adventure from sea level to the Mauna Kea Summit where some of the world’s most advanced astronomical research takes place.

Video by Nick Clement – Reel Escape Films
Additional photos by Krista Rossow Photography
Additional photos and video by student: Scott Head Vanderbilt University

 

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