Ka‘iu Kimura, executive director of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at UH Hilo, will lead the conference’s first session. Larry Kimura, associate professor at UH Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, will discuss similarities between ancestral knowledge and modern astronomy.
ʻImiloa will present a Halloween Spooktacular Weekend featuring Halloween-themed planetarium programs, a Haunted Galaxy Gallery, Halloween Make and Take Crafts, and a Garden Scavenger Hunt.
New Mexico’s U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, along with Hawai‘i’s U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Kai Kahele, discussed UH Hilo programs with faculty and staff. Fernández and Case serve on the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
COVID-19 restrictions allow ʻImiloa to open on the weekends, for now. Guests will have 2-hour time blocks to visit the site where eager keiki and their ʻohana can explore the planetarium, exhibits, and enhanced displays.
Focusing on sustainability goals set by the United Nations, the online summer session will address concerns all nations are confronting such as climate change, cyclical poverty, and food insecurity, with special attention to challenges found in Hawaiʻi.
ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, an educational outreach organization at UH Hilo, is co-sponsoring the annual Waimea Solar System Walk, where children learn about the universe.
The public is invited to join ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi for “Celebrating Our Great Outdoors,” a month-long event for the center’s 15th anniversary.
ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, in conjunction with its Hawaiian naming program, announced the name for Leleakūhonua, which has the largest orbit of any dwarf planet or trans-neptunian object in the solar system.