University of Hawaii Instutute for Astronomy


Graduate Student Outreach


 

Graduate Student Outreach at the IfA

 

Graduate Students at the IfA are involved in a number of outreach efforts throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to K-12 Starlab presentations, star parties, public talks, Astroday, and the IfA Open House. A schedule of past, present, and upcoming events is listed below along with the grad students involved with them. If you're interested in getting someone from the IfA to come to your school or help with an astronomy related project, feel free to contact graduate student Mike Lum. For general inquiries, or requests for faculty presenters, the contact info is here: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/ifa/contact.htm.

For more information about the Starlab, and technical considerations for holding a starlab event, please click here.

 

Spring 2009 (IYA)

  • Niu Valley Starlab, 5:30-8:30pm 3/20/09 (Clyde Kobashigawa) - Jeff, Jenny
  • Starlab University lab school, Shannon Tabion - 4/3/09 - Jeff, Anna, Justin (2 shows?)
  • Kapunaha Starlab - 4/9/09 - Mark P., Vivian (3?)
  • Manual Arts High School, LAUSD, comets - 4/10/09 - Jeff (2 classes, 40 kids)
  • Kaneohe Elementary - 4/20/09 Tara Sakauye - Jeff, Heather ( 1 show, 25 kids)
  • Kaneohe stargazing night - 4/24/09 (Tina Chan) - Joe, Jeff, Anna, Sarah, Z, Jenny, Kirsten (4 starlab shows, 100 people, stargazing)
  • Pearl City Elem Starlab, Heather sturm - 5/1 - 8:30-11 am - Jeff & Sarah J. (4 shows & Q&A, >110 kids)
  • Debbie Ng, Likelike - 5/4 - 8:30-11 am - Jeff & Sarah B. (2 shows, 50 kids)
  • Wilson Elementary -Dawn Kodama-nii - 5/12 - Jeff & Anna (2 shows, 50 kids)
  • Wilson Elementary -Dawn Kodama-nii - 5/13 - Jeff (2 shows, 50 kids)
  • Helemano Stargazing & Scale model demo - 5/13 - Geoff, Joe, Kirsten, Jeff (100 people?)
  • He'eia elementary - Stephany Taba - 5/20 - Mark P, Nada (3 shows, 75 kids)
  • Punahou meteorites - 5/26 - Joe
  • Kathleen Stargazing kahala 5/30 - Sarah J, Jeff, Mike N.
  • Starlab Pauoa Elementary 6/1 - Jeff (1 class)
  • March 6th - Kalihi Elementary - Space Night/Starlab, Planets - Jaeggli, Kaluna, Larson, Rich
  • March 3rd - Ilima Intermediate - Starlab - Rich, Swindle
  • March 2nd - Ilima Intermediate - Starlab - Pitts, Rich
  • February 25th - Kailua Elementary - Career Day - Kaluna, Rich
  • January 23rd - Mililani Middle School - Starlab - Knight, Masiero, Pitts, U
  • January 19th - Magic Island/Ala Moana - Sidewalk Astronomy - Jaeggli, Larson, Mathews, Masiero, Rich, Shih

Fall 2008

  • November 22nd - Koko Head Elementary - SPARK Starlab/Stargazing - Jaeggli, Larson, Shih, Swindle, U
  • October 30th - Makaha Elementary - Starlab, Planets, Rockets, Comets - Jaeggli, Kaluna, Larson, Rich
  • October 25th - Lacy Veach Day - Water bottle rockets, comets - Jaeggli,Kaluna,Knight,Larson,Rich, Swindle
  • October 15th - Kapolei Community Park - Water Bottle Rockets - Rich
  • October 9th - Pauoa Elementary - REACH starlab show - Masiero, Rich
  • September 26th - UH dorms - Star Party for students - Beaumont, Pitts

Summer 2008

  • August 8th - Honolulu Zoo - "Night at the Zoo" - Granett, Kaluna, Larson, Masiero, Rodney
  • July 26th - Liliha Public Library - Starlab Presentation for Public - Kaluna, Pitts, Rich
  • July 17th - Waimanalo Weinberg Hale - Starlab for Residents - Kaluna, Rich
  • July 16th - UH Manoa - Ali'i program comet making - Rich
  • July 15th - Manoa Elementary - Starlab for REACH - Rich, Rodney
  • July 13th - Kapiolani Park - Ali'i program stargazing - Mathews, Rich
  • July 11th - Honolulu Zoo - "Night at the Zoo" - Chien, Granett, Mathews, Moskovitz
  • July 8th - Hawaii Mid Pacific Institute - Starlab Show - Pitts, Rich
  • July 2nd - UH Manoa - GEARUP program - Masiero, Rich
  • June 20th - Honolulu Zoo - "Night at the Zoo" - Chien, Granett, Moskovitz , Po Shih (visitor)
  • June 8th - Kapiolani Park - stargazing with HI STAR program - Mathews, Rich
  • June 7th - Habilitat - Talks and Stargazing - Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • May 24th - Kuhio Elementary - Mini Fair - Beaumont, U
  • May 21st - Windward Nazarene Academy - Starlab Show - Dupuy, Fu
  • May 13th - Helemano Elementary - Talks and Stargazing - Jaeggli, Pitts, Rich

Spring 2008

  • May 3rd - Astroday - Masiero, Rich
  • April 27th - IfA Open House - Starlab, Bottle Rockets, Seasons Demo, Mars Drop, Face Painting, Galaxy Zoo: Beaumont, Downs, Granett, Jacobs, Jaeggli, Levesque, Masiero, Mathews, Pitts, Rich, Rodney, Stuart, U, Willman, Yuan
  • April 7th - Friends of the IfA - Star Party: Jedicke (faculty), Masiero, McLaren (faculty), Pitts
  • April 7th - Gear Up Presentation - Comet Making: Jaeggli, Rich
  • April 5th - Bishop Museum Mad About Science Day - Rockets and Sunspotters: Beaumont, Jaeggli, Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • March 31st - UH Science Education Class - Starlab for Teachers: Masiero, Mathews
  • March 10th - YMCA Camp Erdman - Starlab for Teaching Workshop: Harrington, U
  • February 29th - Iolani Elem School - Space Night: Beaumont, Raja (faculty), Rodney, Pitts
  • February 27th & 28th - Molokai Origin of Water Workshop - Star Party: Chien, Moskovitz, U
  • February 7th - Kapiolani Elem School, Hilo - Journey Through the Universe Presentation: Masiero
  • January 30th - Kailua Elem School - Career Day Presentation: Masiero, Pitts
  • January 12th - Kokohead Elem School - Starlab: Rich, U

Fall 2007

  • December 19th - Lincoln Elem School, Roxbury, NJ - "Tour of the Solar System" Talk and meteorite display: Masiero
  • December 4th - Hawaiian Astronomical Society - "Comet Holmes" Talk: Stevenson
  • November 20th - NextStep Shelter - Starlab: Masiero, Rich
  • November 17th - Physics Dept Open House: Jaeggli, Wynn-Williams (faculty)
  • November 14th - Kapunahala Elem - Starlab show: Pitts, Rich
  • November 3rd - Waialae Country Club - Talk, Star Party: Mathews, Pitts
  • October 27th - Lacy Veach Day: U, Wynn-Williams (faculty)
  • October 26th - Native Indian Conference - Starlab, Stellarium Intro: Chien, Coleman (faculty), Kadooka (staff), Masiero, Moskovitz
  • Semptember 29th - Kennedy Theater - Star Party: Masiero, Rich, U

Summer 2007

  • August 17th - Honolulu Zoo "Night at the Zoo" - Starlab, Constellations, Star Party: Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • August 4th - Girl Scout Camp - "Aliens" Talk: Masiero
  • July 19th - REACH/Manoa Elem - Starlab show: Masiero, Rich
  • July 16th - REACH/Manoa Elem - Scale Model Solar System, Water Rockets: Masiero, Rich
  • July 13th - Honolulu Zoo "Night at the Zoo" - Starlab, Constellations, Star Party: Chien, Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • June 15th - Honolulu Zoo "Night at the Zoo" - Starlab, Constellations, Star Party: Chien, Dupuy, Krugler (Summer Student), U, Yang
  • June 11th - MDA Camp at Camp Erdman - Star Party: Krugler (summer student), Masiero, Rich, Williamson (summer student)
  • May 16th - Windward Nazarene Academy - Starlab show: Dupuy, Rich
  • May 14th - St. Anthony Middle School - Starlab: Masiero, Pitts
  • May 9th - Helemano Elem - Star Party, Scale Model Solar System: Mathews, Masiero, Rodney, U

Spring 2007

  • April 29th - IfA Open House - Mars Egg Drop, Starlab shows, Water Rockets, Solar System Search, Face Painting, Star Pointer: Chien, Downs, Dupuy, Granett, Jacobs, Jaeggli, Kakazu, Levesque, Looper, Masiero, Mathews, Moskovitz, Pitts, Rich, Rodney, U, Willman, Yang, Yuan
  • April 16th - Noelani Elem School - Starlab shows: Masiero, Pitts, Rich, U
  • April 4&5 - Hahaione Elem Science Excitement Week - Presentations: Masiero, Mathews
  • April 4th - Hawaii Academy of Science State Science Fair - IfA Display: Masiero, Rich
  • April 3rd - Hawaii Academy of Science State Science Fair - Judging: Rich
  • April 2nd - Hawaii Academy of Science State Science Fair - IfA Display: Jaeggli, Yang
  • March 31st - Bishop Museum - Mad About Science Day (Water Rockets, IfA display): Jaeggli, Mathews, Rich, U
  • March 17th - ARCS Luncheon - Physics Demos: Nassir (UH Instructor), Rich
  • March 2nd - Iolani School's Space Night - Starlab show: Coleman (faculty), Inamura, Stevenson, U
  • January 23rd - Waiakea Elem, Hilo, HI - Journey Through the Universe Presentations: Masiero, Rodney
  • January 13th - UH Centennial - Water bottle rockets, IfA Display: Masiero, Mathews, Morgan (post-doc), Moise (post-doc), Stevenson, U, Wynn-Williams (faculty)

Fall 2006

  • December 19th - Lincoln Elementary School, Roxbury, NJ - "Tour of the Solar System" talk and meteorite display: Masiero
  • November 18th - UH Physics Department Open House - Display presentation: U, Wynn-Williams (faculty)
  • November 8th - Mercury Transit Observing at Bishop Museum - Solar Telescope Observing: Jaeggli, Masiero, U
  • November 7th - Iolani Astroclub - Starlab show: Masiero, Rich, Stevenson
  • November 3rd - Kapunahala 3rd Grade - Starlab show: Pitts, Rodney, U
  • October 28th - Lacy Veach Day at Punahou School - Comet making: Pitts, Stevenson, U
  • October 22nd - Girl Scout Day Workshop - Comet making, Lunar Phases, Rocket making: Masiero, Rich, U, Yuan
  • September 27th - Our Savior Lutheran School - Starlab show: Pitts, U

Summer 2006

  • August 12th - Bishop Museum Girl Scout Day - Solar Observing: Jaeggli, Masiero, Pitts, Yuan
  • July 17th - Hawaii Mid Pacific Institute - Starlab show: Adams (Summer Student), Johnson (Summer Student), Rich
  • July 9th - Astrobiology Teachers' Star Party: Chien, DeRose (Summer Student), Masiero, Moskovitz, Pitts, Yang
  • July 1st - Girl Scout Day Workshop - Comet making, Scale Model Solar System, Rocket making: Adams (Summer Student), Pitts, Rich
  • June 28th - REACH/Manoa Elem - Starlab show: DeRose (Summer Student), Masiero
  • June 25th - Girl Scout Day Workshop - Comet making, Mars Rover activity, Rocket making: Adams (Summer Student), DeRose (Summer Student), Masiero
  • June 17th - Habilitat - Talk series: DeRose (summer student), Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • May 18th - Windward Nazarene Academy - Starlab show: Dupuy, Jaeggli

Spring 2006

  • May 6th - Girl Scout Space Camp - Starlab, Comet making, Scale Model Solar System, Rocket making: Chizmadia (post-doc), Jaeggli, Masiero, Pitts, Rich, Rodney, Swift
  • April 30th - IfA Open House - Mars Egg Drop, Starlab shows, Bubble Rockets, Comet Making, Solar System Search, Face Painting, Pan-STARRS and Solar Lab Tours, Telescope Buying seminar: Chien, Donovan, Dupuy, Granett, Hsieh, Jacobs, Jaeggli, Kocevski, Looper, Masiero, McGrath, Moskovitz, Pitts, Rich, Rodney, Stalder, Willman, Yang
  • April 27th - Kuhio Elementary School - Solar System Talk and Scale Model: Willman
  • April 17th - Hahaione Elementary School - Comet-making and Meteorite Display for School Science Fair: Chizmadia (post-doc), Rich
  • April 14th - YMCA Camp Erdman - Starlab show for YMCA camp counselors: Jaeggli, Masiero, Swift
  • April 10th - Radford High School - Starlab shows for 7th grade: Chien, Moskovitz -- See Outreach Pictures Here
  • March 18th - Voyagers - Star Party: Rich, Tully (professor)
  • March 11th - Bishop Museum - Ask an Astronomer booth at "Mad About Science" Day: Masiero, Morgan (engineer), Pitts, Rich, Wynn-Williams (professor)
  • March 3rd - Iolani School - Starlab shows for the 3rd grade Space Night: McGrath, Masiero, Seto (facilities)

Fall 2005

  • December 20th - Lincoln Elementary School, Roxbury, NJ - "Tour of the Solar System" talk and Comet-making: Masiero
  • October 29th - Punahou School - IfA display, comet making, and meteorite display: Chizmadia (post-doc), Masiero, Stalder, Rich, Wynn-Williams (professor)
  • October 21st - Kapunahala Elementary, Kaneohe - starlab presentations to 3rd graders: Fu, Jaeggli, Pitts, Rich
  • October 8th - St. Joseph Country Fair, Hilo: Connelley
  • October 7th - Hanalani Schools, Mililani - starlab presentations to the 6th grade science classes: Jaeggli, McGrath, Pitts
  • September 9th - Provided assistance with the UH 2.2m telescope in the production of a film about Mauna Kea to be shown in the Onizuka Visitor's Center: Kocevski, McGrath

Summer 2005

  • August 19th - Kapolei Public Library - starlab presentations: Masiero, Pitts, Rich
  • July 3rd - Deep Impact. Events throughout the islands.
    • Bishop Museum - telescope viewing and public lecture: Chizmadia (post-doc), Granett, Kartaltepe, Masiero, Stalder, Pitts, Willman, and REU summer students Dolan, Dove, and Katz
    • Communications Pacific Independence Day Party - telescope viewing: Kocevski, McGrath
    • Maui Community College: JD Armstrong (former grad, current post-doc)
    • Waikiki Live Feed.
  • June 4th - Girl Scout Talk and Observing, Dillingham: Rodney
  • June - September - Mediated the donation from author and astronomer, Jeffrey Bennett, of his children's book, "Max Goes to Mars" to all public schools in Hawaii: McGrath

Spring 2005

  • May 26th - Navy Hale Keiki School - starlab presentations to 1st and 2nd graders: Masiero, Rodney
  • April 27th and May 4th - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the End of Everything: Masiero, Pitts, Willman
  • April 16th - AstroDay, Hilo: Connelley
  • April 10th - IfA Open House
    • Bottle rockets: Kocevski
    • Comet Making: Dupuy
    • Family Lecture: Willman
    • Physics demos: Granett, McGrath, Nassir (instructor)
    • Starlab: Bottinelli, Chien, Fu, Masiero, McGrath, Rodney
    • Tours of CCD Lab: Rodney, Stalder
  • March 4th - Iolani Space Night - starlab presentations to 3rd graders: Delsanti (post-doc), McGrath, Rodney
  • January 24th - Kapunahala Elementary School, Kaneohe - starlab presentations to 3rd graders: Fu, Masiero, McGrath, Pitts
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