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Simultaneous setting stars animation

An animation to help explain Simultaneously setting stars.

This is one of the techniques that Nainoa uses as did the early navigators to find latitude
I hope it may be useful in teaching Polynesian non-instrument navigation.
Sanford Low

Caring for Our Earth: Canoe as Classroom


Videos: Available at Cooke Library

Papa Mau : [videorecording] the Wayfinder - directed by Na'alehu AnthonyEdit/Delete

Call Number: 623.89 P19 DVD
Publication Date: Palikū Films 2010
1 videodisc (57 min.)
Papa Mau : the wayfinder recounts the fundamental role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in reawakening Polynesian pride by teaching Hawaiians the dying art of traditional voyaging without the aid of instruments.

Mau Voyager : Grand Master Navigator : Mau Piailug in Hawaii - written, produced and directed by Alan RosenEdit/Delete
Call Number: 623.89 M44 DVD
Publication Date: Na Kalai Wa'a Moku o Hawaii, c2008.
3 videodiscs (3 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gift of Chadd Paishon in memory of Ka'au McKenney.
"Mau voyager is a heartfelt biography and tribute to Papa Pius 'Mau' Piailug, the Grand Master Navigator from Satawal, MIcronesia, who in 1976 navigated Hōkūle'a's first voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti and helped inaugurate a cultural renaissance throughout all of Polynesia. It was Mau who single-handedly brought the ancient culture and art of celestial navigation back to Hawaii, where it had been lost for centuries."

Wayfinders : a Pacific Odyssey . - written, produced & directed by Gail K. EvenariEdit/Delete
Publication Date: Maiden Voyage Productions, 1998.
1 videodisc (60 min.)  Also available in DVD
Presents a seafaring odyssey with a group of Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, as they build traditional sailing canoes, learn to travel long distances using celestial navigation, and embark on a 2,000-mile voyage from the Marquesas Islands to Hawaii.
more about the film. Go to :
Polynesian voyaging. [videorecording]
Call Number: V1954
Publication Date: 1995
Students have the opportunity to ask questions of the crew of Hokule'a as it travels through the Pacific. A past crew member shares her experiences aboard; Nainoa Thompson shares what his job as navigator is like.

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