Outreach at the IfA
Astronomy for everyone
NASA’s successful planetary defense test that sent the 1,260-pound DART spacecraft colliding into an asteroid on September 26 demonstrated the significant role Hawaiʻi astronomers and telescopes have in protecting Earth from a potential catastrophic asteroid impact.
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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.
IfA scientists regularly participate in “Maunakea Skies” talks given at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i
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.
Mānoa Open House
Held on a Sunday in April each year
Maui Open House
Held in the fall of each year
Astronomy in Hawaii
Public Facilities on O‘ahu
Public Facilities on Hawai‘i (Big island)
Lectures and Public Events
Astronomical Data for Hawai‘i
Traditional Hawaiian Astronomy
- Mauna Kea home page
- Visitor Information Station
- University of Hawai‘i 2.2-m telescope
- NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF)
- Keck Observatory
- Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope
- James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
- United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
- Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
- Submillimeter Array
- Very Long Baseline Array
- Office of Mauna Kea Management