Category: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Presentations and events at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Ka‘iu sits in the middle of mosaic which depicts voyaging canoes in swirling waves, with stars above.

Hawai‘i Business Magazine names Ka‘iu Kimura as honoree in the publication’s 11th Annual “20 for the Next 20”

Hawai‘i Business Magazine honors 20 people each year who they believe will have an important and positive impact on Hawai‘i over the next two decades. Ka‘iu Kimura is being honored for her work as director of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at UH Hilo, where she is bringing Maunakea to the forefront through educational opportunities that couple the mountain’s culture and history with astronomy.

Emily Peavy against a backdrop of stars.

‘Imiloa’s planetarium technician Emily Peavy just earned her M.Ed. from UH Hilo, her thesis published in planetarium journal

For her master’s thesis, nine-year ‘Imiloa veteran Emily Peavy conducted research on the efficacy of two different styles of teaching the public in a planetarium setting: interactive with a presenter, and passive with a movie. Participants in the study rated the educational and entertainment value of these two forms of programming.