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‘After Dark in the Park’ schedule for April

* Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

* April 5 – “The 1790 Eruption of Kilauea: What Happened, and Could it Happen Again?”

The 1790 eruption was Kilauea’s largest explosive event in at least 800 years, and the more than 80 fatalities give Kilauea the dubious distinction of being the most lethal volcano in the United States.

What was the eruption like? What killed the people? Where did the deaths occur? Could it happen again? When?

Don Swanson, geologist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will present the results of his recent research on the eruption with Bruce Houghton and Samantha Weaver from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Their research suggests answers to many of the questions and puts the 1790 eruption in perspective relative to the rest of Kilauea’s eruptive activity.

* April 19 – “The Hawaiians – Reflecting Spirit”

“The Hawaiians – Reflecting Spirit” is a film that offers important cultural insights into who the Hawaiians are as a people, their origins, historical challenges and current social conditions.

Most importantly, the film points to the revival of spirit of a native people whose identity is intrinsically tied to their homeland.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites you to join filmmaker Edgy Lee for a special screening of her award winning documentary film.

A $2 donation helps to support Park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

Program co-sponsored by Hawaii Natural History Association.

For further information, call 808-985-6011.

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