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For immediate release
November 25, 2008


Mrs. Karen Rehbock
Assistant to the Director
Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii at Manoa


High-Resolution Pictures:

Poster (credit: K. Teramura): 19.5 Mb TIFF

Bob Joseph (credit: K. Teramura)

Klaus Keil (credit: UH)

John Learned (credit: UH)

Gareth Wynn-Williams (credit: K. Teramura)




Frontiers of Astronomy Community Event: "It's About Time"

It's About Time poster
Event poster by Karen Teramura. For printable pdf file, click here.

How have various cultures throughout history measured time? How do we know the age of Earth and the universe? How has the theory of relativity affected our understanding of time? Four University of Hawaii at Manoa faculty members will explore the concept of time from its cultural beginnings through our current scientific understanding at the next Frontiers of Astronomy Community Event, "It's About Time," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3 in the UH Manoa Art Building Auditorium (Room 132).

Dr. Bob Joseph (Institute for Astronomy) will talk about the cultural history of time, Dr. Klaus Keil (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology) will discuss the age of Earth and the solar system, Dr. Gareth Wynn-Williams (IfA) will explain the beginning of time and the age of the universe, and Dr. John Learned (Department of Physics & Astronomy) will speak about time and relativity. Dr. Shadia Habbal (IfA) will serve as moderator.

Frontiers of Astronomy Community Events are presented quarterly by the Institute for Astronomy. Admission is free. On-campus parking is available for $3.


Founded in 1967, the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa conducts research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the sun. Its faculty and staff are also involved in astronomy education, deep space missions, and in the development and management of the observatories on Haleakala and Mauna Kea.

Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaii is the state's sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and around the world.

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