Reach for the Stars: Come Learn About Astronomy on AstroDay: Big Island Now

November 4, 2022, 12:00 PM HST

Kona’s annual free AstroDay is fast approaching.

Scheduled for Nov. 5 at the Kona Commons Mall, the event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Organized by the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee, MKAOC, the outdoor event is an interactive opportunity for the community to learn about the science of astronomy and discoveries made by telescopes in Hawaii.

Maunakea Observatories and other science and community organizations will offer a variety of exhibits, demonstrations and informative science activities. Free science kits will be available to take home while supplies last, and the UH Institute for Astronomy will have a solar telescope on site to project views of the sun.

THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD
THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD

Participating in this year’s event:

  • Island observatories: UH Institute for Astronomy (O’ahu, Hawai’i Island, Maui), Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope, Gemini Observatory, TMT International Observatory, WM Keck Observatory and Subaru Telescope. Las Cumbres Observatory and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, both of Maui, will also participate.
  • Scientific organizations: Hawai’i Community College Department of Natural Sciences (Pālamanui Campus), The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, Hawai’i Keiki Museum, Hawaii Science & Technology Museum, ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, Hawai’i Electric Light, Int . Lunar Observatory Assn., National Weather Service (NOAA) Mauna Loa, NASA Solar System Ambassadors and Project PANOPTES.

Comments are closed.