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Upcoming Events

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, see

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.

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 and acclimation.