Island Conversations #25–water in Halema’uma’u, Kilauea and Mauna Loa Update, Observatory Update

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua  about the water in the bottom of Kilauea crater–Halema’uma’u– plus a general update on Kilauea and Mauna Loa.  We also air conversations about the status of the Mauna Kea observatories with Doug Simons, Director of Canada France Hawaii Telescope;  Jessica Dempsey, Deputy Director of East Asian Observatories; and Rich Matsuda, Operations Director of Keck Observatory.  Photo is telescopes on the slopes of Mauna Kea, credit Cuillandre/CFHT.

Air date:  August 18, 2019