The Friends of the Institute for Astronomy (FIfA) foster community involvement and develop private funding resources in order to support the people, advance the research, promote astronomy education and public outreach, and enhance the activities of the Institute.
Some of the most exciting science in the world is happening at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and you can be part of it! IfA scientists conduct research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the Sun, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Hawaii. We invite you to become part of the Friends and explore our amazing universe. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friends have these opportunities:
To become a Friend, all you need to do is provide your name, mailing address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and indicate if you would like to receive information about volunteer opportunities. You will automatically receive notices about public lectures and events.
We invite all Friends to become donors to support public outreach, education and research at IfA. In the past donations have gone to support the following:
The IfA publishes a newsletter with articles about the current research projects of IfA astronomers and engineers, as well as a list of astronomy events on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island that are open to the public. The newsletter also includes a column about Friends activities.
The Institute for Astronomy is located in Manoa Valley, up the valley from the main campus and next to the Manoa Public Library and the Manoa Marketplace shopping center. View a basic map or get driving directions.