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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, August 15, Sheraton Waikiki Explorers of the Universe public lecture: Ed Lu, “Astronomy Saves the World: Protecting the Planet from Asteroid Impacts,” UH Mānoa Kennedy Theatre, 7:30 p.m. For information about free tickets, see (Campus Parking $6)

August or September: Stargazing event at KoOlina. Check Facebook, Twitter, or IfA's special events web page for more details as they become available.

Tuesday, October 29, Frontiers of Astronomy Community Event, Nicholas McConnell, IfA Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellow, “Monsters in the Dark: Supermassive Black Holes and Their Destructive Habits,” 7:30 p.m., UH Mānoa Art Building Auditorium (room 132). Free Admission (Campus Parking $6).

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

Hawai‘i Island Events: email:


The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station (VIS) at Hale Pōhaku (9,200-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.