The garden is named in memory of Patricia Anna Weber Lee, whose family donated $200,000 to the center.
Colorful mermaids, unicorns, angels, centaurs, Pegasus, dragons, a gargoyle and Medusa are adorning the branches of the lighted seven-foot tree in the ‘Imiloa atrium, on display into January.
The name, which was chosen in consultation with Kaʻiu Kimura and Larry Kimura, reflects the way this object is like a scout or messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to the solar system. Two Hawaiian language experts
Countless UH students, faculty, staff and alumni served during the three-year voyage in myriad ways, as volunteers, navigators, captains and scientific researchers.
In honor of educator and public servant Ilima Piʻianaiʻa, the fund will benefit the astronomy center in perpetuity and enable the sharing of programming with current and future generations of young people.
Each semester a scholarship of $500 will be given to several students enrolled in one of the college’s degree programs who have been accepted into an internship program.
Science Olympiads focus on developing both interest and skills in the four STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Increased school participation, additional telescope involvement, and new partners create more opportunities for aspiring astronomers to explore the stars and beyond.
With its increased sensitivity, the TMT will see closer objects in greater detail, and see new, farther away objects that have never been observed before.
The theme of the fall issue is homegrown talent, and several UH Hilo faculty and staff are featured.