Become a friend of the IfA

We invite you to become part of the Friends and explore our amazing universe.
It's simple

What being a friend means

Friends have these opportunities


To volunteer your talents to support IfA scientists and astronomy education. For example, you can help with public lectures, programs for community organizations, and the annual IfA Open House.

Be Informed

To receive notices about public lectures and other events.



To share astronomical interests with other members.

To be come a friend fill out this form and click submit

Alternately to become a friend:

  • Send an e-mail to Please include your name, mailing address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and indicate if you would like to receive information about volunteer opportunities. You will automatically receive notices about public lectures and events.
  • Mail or fax your contact information to
    Director’s Office, Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822-1897
    Director’s Office fax line: 808 946-3467

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