The Universe Tonight

On the first Saturday of each month, the Visitor Information Station (VIS) hosts The Universe Tonight, a special presentation on the current research and discoveries occurring on Maunakea. The presentation begins at 6:00 PM and is followed by the regular evening stargazing program at the VIS.

The Universe Tonight typically features an astronomer from one of the observatories on Maunakea giving a presentation on recent observations and discoveries from their telescope. Observatories are on a rotating schedule.


Upcoming Presentations

Sept 1, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

Ryan Howie, Supervisory Astronomer and Telescope Operator, Submillimeter Array - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, presents:

"Astronomy with the Submillimeter Array"

Ryan will cover what SMA does, why they have so many antennas, and how they are different from the optical observatories. He'll also talk about what it is like working at night at the observatory, cover what kinds of science they do at the SMA, and show some science results.  Please join us at the VIS to learn more about this exciting work, and to celebrate an evening of stargazing on Maunakea.



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