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AstroDay April 24

AstroDay 2004 at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo will have many exhibits about space and technology for the entire family. Above, the Gemini telescope display with Scott Fisher and Peter Michaud at an earlier AstroDay.

The award-winning Third Annual AstroDay Fair will return to the Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo, on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With the support of the Institute for Astronomy, several Mauna Kea observatories, and local businesses, AstroDay seeks to educate the public about astronomy and the place where it is conducted on the Big Island, Mauna Kea. Visitors can explore the science of, and technology behind, astronomy, and the cultural and spiritual significance of the "white mountain" to the Hawaiian people.

Speakers from the astronomy, education, and Hawaiian communities will give presentations throughout the day, while exhibits from all the observatories on Mauna Kea will be featured. A special "Kids Corner" will entertain and educate the youngsters, and student science fair projects will be on display. See

AstroDay 2004 will be a wonderful event for the entire family. We hope to see you there.