The 2023 IfA Mānoa Open House will be April 23rd, 11am-4pm!

Free admission and free parking

Event partners and activities:

 TWO Portable planetariums with IfA and Bishop Museum

UH Bookstore book and activity sales

Hawaiʻi Lego Users Group (HILUG) display and Lego® building area

Solar system walk

How animals navigate with The Honolulu Zoo 

Liquid nitrogen demos with NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF)

Infrared camera

Make-a-sundial and Make-a-constellation crafts

Hawaii Rockets

Civil Air Patrol

Create & Code Robots with Hawaiʻi Space Grant Consortium

CubeSats and Gravity Well with Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory

SmallSats with Team Laniakea

Pan-STARRS and ATLAS sky surveys

Rovers with MiniROSE team

Bottle rockets

Makahiki games

Solar viewing and solar spectrum

Solar bracelets and crafts with National Solar Observatory

Spectroscopy School

Meteorite exploration with HIGP

Sundial making


Helicopter Gliders with ʻOhana Kilo Hōkū

Hawaiʻi Science and Technology Museum

Hawaiian Astronomical Society

T-shirt sales

Ask an Astronomer

Family-friendly astro talks:

12:10pm TMT Project Update – New Vision and Approach (Fengchuan Liu, Yuko Kakazu, & Leinani Lozi)

12:50pm Astronomy and the Meaning of Life (Jonathan Williams)

1:30pm  Visitors from Other Solar Systems (Meech)

2:10pm DART: a ‘Smashing’ Success!  What’s Next in Planetary Defense? (Larry Denneau)

2:50pm Award-Winning Graduate Student Research (Alexa Anderson & Chris Storfer)