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A Gentle Rain of Starlight: The Story of Astronomy on Mauna Kea

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A Gentle Rain of Starlight has over 100 pages of dazzling color photographs of Mauna Kea.  Most of the photos were taken by the author, astronomer Michael West, with others provided by the Mauna Kea observatories, NASA, the Hawaii State Archives, and other photographers.  A Gentle Rain of Starlight won Honorable Mention at the Hawaii Book Publishers Association 2006 Ka Palapala Po'okela book awards in the "Illustration and Photography" category.

"The photography is gorgeous" - Hawaii Island Journal.

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All images copyright Michael J. West and may not be used without permission.


A Gentle Rain of Starlight: The Story of Astronomy on Mauna Kea by Michael J. West
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