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Upcoming Events

Please check with the sponsoring organization for specific times and locations for all events.

Oahu Events: call (808) 956-8566

Monday, January 28, 7:30 p.m., "From Brown Dwarfs to Gamma-Ray Bursters: Award-Winning Graduate Student Research at the Institute for Astronomy," IfA Manoa auditorium. Free.

Monday, March 3, 7 p.m., Frontiers of Astronomy Community Event, "Origins of Oceans." Speakers: Robert Jedicke, Astronomer, University of Hawaii, Karen Meech, Astrobiologist, University of Hawaii, Stephen Mojzsis, Geologist, University of Colorado, Michael Mottl, Oceanographer, University of Hawaii, and Torrence Johnson, Planetary Scientist, NASA. UH Manoa Art Building auditorium (Room 132). Free.

Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Open House at IfA Manoa. Free.

Maui Events: call (808) 573-9516 Maikalani (Advanced Technology Research Center), Pukalani. (See the map at

Friday, January 11, "How to Use the Telescope You Received for Christmas," Rob Ratkowski, member of Haleakala Amateur Astronomers, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Maikalani. Free.

Friday, February 15, "Stormy Weather in Space," Dr. Ilia Roussev, IfA, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Maikalani. Free.

Hawaii Island Events:

(808) 932-2328 or

Friday, January 11, 7:00 p.m., AstroTalk: "The International Year of Astronomy: Uniting Heaven and Earth," Dr. Phil Sakimoto, University of Notre Dame, University Classroom Building Room 100, UH Hilo. Free.

Friday, January 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Exploring the Universe from Mauna Kea, a new film introduced by astronomer/filmmaker Dr. Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela. Free.

Saturday, January 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Onizuka Science Day, University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Plaza. Free online registration is open to students in grades 4-12, and parents, and teachers of any grade level.

February 1-8, Journey through the Universe. Teacher workshops and classroom visits throughout the week. Wednesday, February 6, 4-9 p.m., Family Science Night, `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii. Free, but tickets required.

Saturday, May 3, AstroDay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo. Interactive science and cultural displays, Hawaiian slack key performances, robotics demonstrations, student exhibits, and more. Free and open to the public.