University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy to Hold Open House

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Sep 25, 2001

The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA) will hold its third annual Open House at its Manoa headquarters on Saturday, October 6, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The IfA is located at 2680 Woodlawn Drive, next to the Manoa Public Library and across the street from Noelani School. Admission is free, and free parking will be available.

Visitors will be able to view sunspots and Venus, make a miniature comet, make impact craters like those on the Moon, grind a telescope mirror, and launch a bottle rocket. There will also be a variety of research exhibits, and tours of the Machine Shop and the Instrumentation Laboratories will take place beginning at 10:30.

IfA scientists will give short public lectures on many subjects, including the telescopes on Mauna Kea, active galaxies, the danger from Earth-approaching asteroids, archeoastronomy in Hawaiʻi, and dark mattter.

For more information and the lecture schedule, call the Open House Hot Line at 956-6531 or check the Institute website The final program will be posted on Friday, September 28.

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