Friends of the Institute for Astronomy

Some of the most exciting science in the world is happening at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and you can be part of it! IfA scientists conduct research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the Sun, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Hawaii. We invite you to become part of the Friends and explore our amazing universe. 

Take a Step

Become a Friend

The Friends of the Institute for Astronomy (FIfA) foster community involvement and develop private funding resources in order to support the people, advance the research, promote astronomy education and public outreach, and enhance the activities of the Institute.


A Friend answers a question at the annual IfA Open House.

The Friends donated this car so that graduate students can transport
an inflatable planetarium to schools.

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Become a Donor

We encourage all Friends to become donors to support education and research at IfA.

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