University of Hawaii Instutute for Astronomy
Open House 2008

Maintained by LG


Open House 2008 Activities

(subject to last-minute changes)

Children's activities

(In courtyard unless otherwise indicated)

  • Starlab Planetarium (Floor 1, Building B):
    Learn about the constellations inside our portable planetarium.
  • Rocket making:
    Learn some physics by launching soda-bottle rockets as high as you can, using a bike pump.
  • Mars Drop:
    Simulate a NASA spacecraft landing on Mars using a raw egg, some packaging and some ingenuity.
  • Make a Sundial:
    Tell the time with a cleverly folded sheet of paper.
  • Galaxy Sorting:
    Learn about different kinds of galaxies .
  • Face Painting:
    Would you like a planet on your forehead, or a nebula on your nose?
  • Ironwood Observatory:
    Test your knowledge of the skies in a game of AstroJeopardy.

Family activities


Building B

Building C





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