Oahu Events: 956-6157
Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture, "First Light: The Birth of Stars
and Galaxies," by IfA astronomer Lennox L. Cowie, Wednesday, September
22, 7 p.m., Manoa IfA Auditorium. May also be viewable via Internet
video link at IfA Hilo Auditorium and a location on Maui. For more information,
Big Island Events: 932-2328
First Annual Waimea Festival, astronomy, Hawaiian navigation and "wayfinding," Sunday,
August 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parker Ranch Center, Waimea.
Hawaii County Fair, astronomy displays and activities, September 16 to
19, Hilo Civic Center.
VISITING MAUNA KEA
The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station
(VIS) at Hale Pohaku (9,300-foot level of Mauna Kea) is open daily
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Public stargazing nightly from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
"The Universe Tonight" features recent observations and discoveries,
6:00 p.m., first Saturday of every month.
"Malalo I Ka Lani Po" features cultural aspects of Mauna
Kea, 6:00 p.m., third Saturday of every month.
Mauna Kea summit tours are available on Saturdays & Sundays. Arrive
at the VIS in your own four-wheel-drive vehicle by 1:00 p.m. for orientation