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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 3:46 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Liliha Library to host 'Lahaina Noon,' 'StarLab' astro events

Advertiser Staff

Liliha Public Library will today host "Lahaina Noon Storytime," a 45-minute outdoor children's program will observe the "Lahaina Noon," a local phenomenon which occurs when the sun is directly overhead.

On July 26, the University of Hawai'i's Institute for Astronomy will present the "StarLab Experience," which features is a portable planetarium that will allow attendees to learn about the night sky and astronomy.

The "Lahaina Noon Storytime" will be held at noon today. At exactly 12:37 p.m., shadows from vertical objects will disappear. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen during the program. Parents or caregivers must accompany their children. The library will officially open according to their regular schedule at 1 p.m.

The "StarLab Experience" will include two 45-minute shows, with the first beginning at 10 a.m. July 26. Space is limited as the StarLab can accommodate up to 25 children or 12 adults per show. Contact the library to reserve a seat.

Call the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for any of these programs. Liliha Public Library is located at 1515 Liliha St. For more information, call the library at 587-7577.

Admission to both events is free.