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Upcoming Events

Please check with the sponsoring organization for specific times and locations for all events. For events on Oahu, call 956-6712. For Big Island events, call 933-0891.

Tuesday, July 24

  • IfA Manoa Colloquium
    3:30 p.m., Auditorium Gil Moretto, University of Durham, UK "Melding Good Optics and Good Astronomy: Making Every Photon Count!"
  • Friends Summer Stargazing Event, Oahu, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4

  • Public Talk
    Mauna Kea Observatory Outreach Committee, Big Island

Thursday, August 16

  • IfA Manoa Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Auditorium Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institute for Semiconductor Research

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18

  • Public Talk
    Mauna Kea Observatory Outreach Committee, Big Island

Saturday, October 6

Third Annual Open House

Go to the Open House web page

Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Institute for Astronomy Manoa Headquarters
2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu
Admission: Free + free parking

Opportunities to:

  • View the spots on the Sun
  • Observe planet Venus
  • Make miniature comet
  • Grind a telescope mirror
  • Shoot off "bottle rockets"
  • Make impact craters like those on the moon
  • See a computer planetarium show


  • Machine Shop where precision telescope components are crafted
  • Instrumentation Laboratories showing telescope instruments under development

Mini-Lectures including:

  • "Telescopes of Mauna Kea"
  • "Active Galaxies"
  • "The Danger from Earth Approaching Asteroids"
  • "Archeoastronomy in Hawaii"
  • "Dark Matter - The Universe's Missing Mass"