Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

HASR Bistro

31 North Pauahi Street

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

No corkage charge if you buy your wine at the neighboring HASR liquor store

Cheap and easy (cash only) parking at the underground municipal garage at 155 N Beretania

Exit ramp is directly opposite HASR Bistro



Dr Floyd McCoy

Windward CC

The Bronze Age Eruption of Thera


The largest volcanic eruption in human history occurred about 3600 years ago on the eastern mediterranean island of Thera, now called Santorini.  Remnants of  the once thriving advanced culture are now preserved beneath a blanket of volcanic material.  Geoarchaeologists are continuing to discover fascinating details about the event which led to the demise of the advanced Minoan civilization on nearby Crete.


Floyd McCoy grew up in Hawaii and obtained his PhD at Harvard. He is a professor of Geology, Geophysics and Oceanography at the University of Hawaii, and a former Fulbright Scholar.