HAWAI`I ISLAND, Hawaii — The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory marks its 100th anniversary of providing cutting-edge volcano, earthquake monitoring, and hazard assessment with a special ceremony to kick off its centennial open house on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Located on the rim of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit caldera within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, HVO monitors the activity of six Hawaiian volcanoes including Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the most active volcanoes in the world. The Open House celebrates a century of scientific achievements at this world-renowned research station that is usually closed to the public.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - USGS Welcome
Traditional Hawaiian chant
Remarks from invited dignitaries
Lei untying to welcome guests to the HVO Open House
9:00 a.m. - Public Open House begins
Dignitaries available for one-on-one interviews with local reporters
9:30 a.m. - Guided tours through HVO Open House exhibits for invited guests and news media
10:00 a.m. - Award presentation to 4th-grade student centennial poster-contest winners
4:00 p.m. - Public Open House ends
Admission to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be waived for the event. For more information on HVO and the centennial, go to http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov.
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