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Upcoming Events

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

O‘ahu Events: call (808) 956-8566

Thursday, April 4, FameLab, a communications competition for scientists, with reception to follow, 7–9 p.m., Coral Ballroom 4, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, free and open to the public (charge for parking).

Sunday, April 14, Annual IfA Mānoa Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by UHIfA, UH NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA IRTF, Friends of the IfA, and Kamehameha Schools.

Friday, May 3, Sheraton Waikiki Explorers of the Universe public lecture: Jill Tarter, SETI Institute, “Are We Alone: Current Efforts to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence,” UH Mānoa Kennedy Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Information about free tickets.

Maui Events: call (808) 573-9516 Maui Maikalani Community Lectures usually occur on the second Friday of the month.

Hawai‘i Island Events: email:

Saturday, May 4, AstroDay, a celebration of astronomy and Hawaiian culture, Prince Kūhiō Plaza, Hilo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.


The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station (VIS) at Hale Pōhaku (9,300-foot level of Mauna Kea) is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

"The Universe Tonight" features recent discoveries, 6:00 p.m., first Saturday of every month.

Lecture on the cultural aspects of Mauna Kea, 6:00 p.m., third Saturday of every month.

Public stargazing nightly from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Escorted summit tours begin at the VIS at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Read this before going.