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Echoes From the Cosmos – Free Public Talk July 20

Echoes from the Cosmos with Dr. Katrien Kolenberg, Professor of Science Communication & Outreach, KU Leuven, and Professor of Astrophysics, UAntwerpen & VUB Brussels Our Universe is full of sound. In the depths of space, planets of all flavors crackle and roar, stars...

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Public Talks

Frontiers of Astronomy Community Lectures in Mānoa

About four times a year, we invite one of our faculty or a distinguished visiting astronomer to give a public lecture on the Mānoa campus.

Maui Maikalani Community Lectures

These talks by our faculty or visitors take place monthly at Maikalani, our building on Maui.

Hawaiʻi Island

IfA scientists regularly participate in “Maunakea Skies” talks given at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i

Institute Colloquia

We invite astronomers from around the world to present talks to our faculty and students in Mānoa and, via the Internet, our Big Island and Maui locations.

Annual Events

Mānoa Open House

Held on a Sunday in April each year

Maui Open House

 Held in the fall of each year

Astroday Hilo

Organized by the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

Astronomy in Hawaii

Institute for Astronomy