IfA Public Events

Maui Star Party July 13th!

IfA - Maui will be hosting a star party on Saturday July 13th 2024, starting at 7:00 pm. The star party will be held in the parking lot of the IfA Maui -- 34 Ohia Ku Street in Pukalani. We would love to have you join us!

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Hilo AstroDay is May 4th!

“Star Wars” fans are welcome to invade Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday for the annual AstroDay — where attendees can learn about scientific discoveries and technology all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We’re playing off the ‘Star Wars’ theme this year since our...

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2024 IfA Mānoa Open House April 21!

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...

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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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IfA Mānoa Open House April 23!

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®...

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Maikalani talk Feb. 17: Lunar Geology

Please join us for a free public talk by Guy Jette: "Lunar Geology: The Moon in a Whole New Light" Friday, Feb. 17th, 630pm HST Live stream at http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu Join us as we visit our Moon and delve into its geology, or more accurately, its...

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Total Lunar Eclipse Livestream Nov. 7 11PM

Join us for a live stream of the total lunar eclipse on Monday night, Nov. 7, 11PM - 2AM. We will have live telescopic views of the eclipse and astronomer q&a in the chat! Find the stream on our YouTube channel https://youtube.com/uhifa

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Join us at AstroDay Kona Nov. 5th!

Keiki and their 'ohana are invited to explore the universe at Kona’s annual AstroDay celebration, Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kona Commons Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona. Organized by the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee, this free, open-air...

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