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TIP: Search “Full Moon Cruise” in Da Kine Calendar to see all full moon cruises remaining in 2010. Click the title “Full Moon Cruise” to navigate to the PWF website and book your cruise online, at a discount.
Thursday (May 27), 7:30pm, Ma’alaea Harbor / Friday (May 28), Maui Brew Co. Brewpub, Kahana
Forget ABC’s Lost. Anyone else hooked on the History Channel’s new series Ancient Aliens? OK. I know it’s just another one of the network’s way weird, rather nonsensical shows—but I just can’t help myself. Gimme gimme those crazy conspiracies! [Mostly, I like watching the hyper-bronzed enthusiasm of Giorgio Tsoukalos, who has freakier hair than I do (saying a lot).] Marrying the mysteriousness of our final frontiers, Aliens and related programs showcase enthusiasts who theorize USOs may be hiding in the unknown abysses of our deep-sea trenches. On the other hand, the Pacific Whale Foundation proves that capturing the intrigue of both sea and sky can be done in an entirely un-weird (and even more fun) way. Join them tonight—and on each full moon— for a special take on their evening cruise offering. Under the added glow of nature’s natural satellite/spotlight, award-winning astronomer Harriet Witt narrates the night sky. In addition to your brain, the cruise aims to fill your opu too. Chow includes an on-deck BBQ featuring Maui Cattle Co. beef, plus imbibe-ables like the foundation’s own “famous Mai Tais” and Maui Brew Co. beers. Speaking of which, throughout our winter whale season, the Brew Co.’s Brewpub has dedicated its “Pint Night” benefit to the PWF. May marks the last installment—and your last chance to “save the whales with ales.“ PWF: pacificwhale.org, 808-249-8811/ Brewpub: 808-669-3474
PWF RE: DA GRINDZ: “Our appetizer array includes local-style BBQ-grilled Maui Cattle Company beef strips, marinated in teriyaki sauce; Hawaiian-style boneless skinless chicken strips marinated in a special sauce; fresh vegetable crudite platter with Maui Onion dip; a platter of seasonal assorted island fruits and taro rolls. Your ticket also includes all-you-can-drink chilled soda, juice, filtered water and up to three cocktails per adult, with a choice of local Maui microbrewery (Maui Brewing Co.) beer, plus wine and tropical well drinks including our famous Mai Tais.”
FUTURE FULL MOON CRUISES (2010): June 26, July 26, August 25, September 23, October 22, November 20 and December 22.
ATTENTION MAUITIME READNERDS: Recently, I fell in love. In love with the website heavens-above.com. To enhance your star gazing adventures this week, I took the liberty of looking up satellite passes, configured from Ma’alaea (20.7960°N, 156.5140°W).
ISS [orbit: 339 x 354 km, 51.6° (Epoch May 25)] – Sorry, no visible passes during cruise-time, but check out:
X-37B [orbit: 398 x 419 km, 40.0° (Epoch May 23)] – Visible passes during both the cruise and benefit night!
Genesis I [orbit: 546 x 565 km, 64.5° (Epoch May 25)] – Sorry, no visible passes during cruise time, but check out:
Genesis II [orbit: 532 x 581 km, 64.5° (Epoch May 24)] – With such a high magnitude, it’s unlikely, but worth looking for!
Envisat [orbit: 783 x 785 km, 98.5° (Epoch May 25)] – With such a high magnitude, it’s unlikely, but worth looking for!