Join HI STAR this summer (June 3-10, 2017). HI STAR is a one week astronomy program at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus in Honolulu. This program is designed for grade 8 - 11 students who would like to work on science research projects.

STUDENTS: Fill out the online HI STAR application form .

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION WRITERS: Fill out the online HI STAR recommendation form .

  • Program: day and night activities:
    - Learn about asteroids, comets, variable stars, extrasolar planets, and galaxies.
    - Do telescope observing and get CCD camera images of objects in space.
    - Understand physics and chemistry principles integral to astronomy.
    - Learn image-processing skills using astrometry and photometry software.
    - Be mentored by an astronomer to complete a research project after the program.

  • Student Application Requirements
    Each student must have a teacher who agrees to write a letter of recommendation for you.

    Cost: A $150 registration fee.
    (can be waived for those with financial hardship)
    - Housing at UH Manoa campus dormitory and meals are fully funded for students.
    - All students will need to pay for their own airfare to Honolulu (exception for students with fee waiver).

    For more information about these workshops, please contact: James Armstrong jamesarm AT

HI STAR 2016 participants, volunteers, and staff

UH IfA Workshop Pictures

HISTAR 07 Summer Workshop (1week)
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Moloka‘i Astronomy Workshop (2 days)
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HI STAR gratefully acknowledges the support of the Maui Economic Development Board, the US Air Force, THINK fund, and the kind donation of Donn Starkey.