Institute for Astronomy Home
IFA Home Page   |    Search   |    Other Editions    No. 13 - Fall 2004 
  All Articles  


Upcoming Events

Big Island Events: call 932-2328. or email:

AstroTalks at UH Hilo:
"Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9," by Peter Jedicke, Friday, January 21, 7 p.m.
"Astrobiology," by Karen Meech, Friday, February 11, 7 p.m.

Journey Through the Universe Family Science Day at Prince Kuhio Plaza. Hands-on science activities and exhibits, Sunday, January 23, 12–3 p.m.

Journey Through the Universe Family Science Night at the UH Hilo Theater. Performance by Challenger Center scientists, Wednesday, January 26, 6–8 p.m.

2005 Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day at UH Hilo, Saturday, January 29, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Interactive exhibits and displays open to the public. Workshops available to students in grades 4–10 and their parents. Register:


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.