Chasing Rainbows

June 16, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Ag Sciences Building Room 219 or Online via Zoom

The scientist who made the case for Hawai‘i as rainbow capitol of the world in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society will talk about the science behind the fascinating phenomenon during a free hybrid program at 5 p.m. on Thursday June 16.

Dr. Steven Businger is a certified consulting meteorologist, UHM professor of atmospheric sciences and co-creator of the RainbowChase phone app. In “The Secrets of the Best Rainbows on Earth,” he identifies 22 Hawaiian terms describing rainbows (including circular, fragment, double, earth-clinging, lunar and barely visible) and explains the physics that create rainbows and make Hawai‘i a prime viewing location.

Participants can attend in person at the Agricultural Sciences Building Room 219 or via Zoom. Register to receive the link at

The Pau Hana presentation is co-sponsored by ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter, which distributes ARCS Scholar Award grants to outstanding UH Manoa doctoral students, including 2022 Atmospheric Sciences recipient T.J. Corrigan, a PhD student of Businger's.

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Free but register at to receive the link

Event Sponsor
SOEST, Mānoa Campus

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Cheryl Ernst, 808-223-5021,,

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