mountain profile Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii

Open House: April 5th 2009


Maintained by CGWW

Public lectures on video:


The 2008 Solar Eclipse Expedition
Shadia Habbal
Why and how a handful of IfA astronomers travelled to the Gobi desert in China in search of iron in the solar corona.

Bob Joseph
This year we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the telescope for astronomy. Was he that important?

The Magnificent Sky
Richard Wainscoat
Why it must be protected from light polution.

The Floodgates Open
Ken Chambers
The start of science from the Pan-STARRS Sky Surveys.

The Story of O
Lisa Kewley
How studying the spectra of galaxies in the distant Universe has revealed the origin of the oxygen atoms we breathe every day.

Videos produced by Mitch Kahle and Holly Huber