IfA Hilo Outreach - Gary's Page
Gary was selected to bring a fresh approach to astronomical public outreach on Hawaii's Big Island in September 2003. He moved over from Subaru Telescope when the Institute for Astronomy opened their office of Science Education and Public Outreach (SEPO). Since then, he has worked on bringing astronomy to the people through collaborations with manufacturers and vendors, community groups, schools, various UH campuses, NASA and the observatories on Mauna Kea.
Gary is also involved in technology-based education, particularly in robotics. He has developed the Hilo Youth Robotics summer enrichment camp for students ages 9-13, and the RoboFest Hawaii event.
When he isn't involved in his outreach work, you can probably find Gary playing kiho`alu, engaged in art, hacking on his 'puter or trying to keep up with his son Kaipo and spending time with wife Chizuko.
Gary coordinates outreach activities and events on Hawaii's Big Island, including AstroDay
and the AstroTalk
public lecture series. Gary offers informal science educational programs that feature multimedia presentations and activities to school and community groups.
If you, or your group are interested in any SEPO programs, please contact Gary at 932-2328, or email at fujihara at ifa dot hawaii dot edu