Roy R. Gal
Assistant Astronomer & Outreach Coordinator

I am an Assistant Astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai'i - Manoa. I oversee all of the Institute's outreach and public relations activities; I work on fundraising for the Institute; I am the head of our National Gemini Office; I teach undergraduate classes; and I conduct research.

My main research interests are galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution in different environments, and sky surveys. You can read more about my research here.

Press Releases / Info:
Astronomers Map Action in the Cosmic Suburbs May 2007
Astronomers hot on the trail of nature's exotic flashers May 2005
Caltech observes brightest gamma-ray burst so far March 1999

I regularly teach ASTR110 - Survey of Astronomy.
If you are a student in my class, all class materials are provided on Laulima.
You can also "Like" the class' Facebook Page.
As IfA's outreach coordinator, my goal is to mazimize our community involvement and public education, while raising awareness of our Institute and funds for our programs. I run our Facebook Page and Twitter feed (@UHIfA), oversee press releases. I plan many of our public events, like our 2012 Venus Transit viewing on Waikiki beach, Comet PANSTARRS viewings, display at the APEC summit, Frontiers of Astronomy talks, and more. I am faculty chair of the Friends of the IfA, which includes a donor program and outreach activities.

Roy Gal
University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
rgal at ifa dot hawaii dot edu
(808) 956-6235