The 2024 IfA Mānoa Open House will be April 21st, 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

NEW! Straw Rockets with  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Branch at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

NEW! Design a Paper Rocket craft with First Nations Launch Team Ka Hui O’Kaulele

NEW! Maunakea Scholars and WHMSO with Waipahu High School 

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

Fun with Robots with Hawaiʻi Space Grant Consortium

Solar system walk

Hawaii Rockets

All About CubeSats with Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory

UV Bracelets with Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory

Liquid nitrogen demos with NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF)

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

Pan-STARRS and ATLAS sky surveys

Bottle rockets

Makahiki games

Solar viewing and solar spectrum

Sundial making (in memory of Paul Coleman)

Spectroscopy School


T-shirt sales

Ask an Astronomer

Family-friendly astro talks:

12:10pm Planetary Defense Goes Green, by ATLAS Project Scientist Larry Denneau

12:50pm Challenges of the Ambitious April 8 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition, by IfA Astronomer Shadia Habbal

1:30pm Enhanced Night Vision: Sharpening Our View of the Universe with Adaptive Optics!, by IfA PhD student Maria Vincent

2:10pm Imaging Other Worlds: Today & Tomorrow, by IfA Astronomer Mike Liu

2:50pm A Decade of Finding Real Tatooines, by Astronomer Nader Haghighipour