IfA Hilo News
Mars Educator Workshop in April
This half-day workshop (for 5-12+ grade teachers) on Friday, April 20 will take teachers through a progression of Mars basics, image analysis, and application of learned concepts through cooperative activities. Arizona State University staff from the Mars Education Program will facilitate the workshop as a part of the AstroDay Festival. Contact Gary Fujihara at 932-2328 for more information.
Teacher Workshop Offered in March
The Institute for Astronomy is offering a teacher workshop on asteroids and gravity on Saturday, March 10th at the Kamehameha School Hawaii campus. The workshop will cover physics concepts such as inertia, gravity and angular momentum, using a gravity simulator to animate the orbits of planets. Participants will be able to view the Hawaiian night sky with Stellarium software, and learn about remote observing telescopes. Deadline for registration is March 3. Contact Gary Fujihara at 932-2328 for more information.
UH Day at the State Capitol
UH Day at the State Capitol is a biennial celebration of the University of Hawai‘i system held at the Hawai‘i State Capitol building. Faculty, staff and students from all 10 campuses across the state gather to showcase the excellence and diversity of the university's offerings. Representing the UH Institute for Astronomy were Director Rolf Kudritzki, Associate Director of External Affairs Mike Maberry (who showcased live remote observations of Jupiter from the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) atop Mauna Kea), Gary Fujihara and Callie McNew from Science Education and Public Outreach (SEPO), who featured a robotics poster.