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Explore the universe at the Institute for Astronomy's open house

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Louise H. Good, (808) 956-9403
Institute for Astronomy
Dr. Gareth Wynn-Williams, (808) 956-8807
Professor/Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy
Posted: Mar 30, 2011

Explore the universe at the Institute for Astronomy open house.
Explore the universe at the Institute for Astronomy open house.
Did you know that:
    • Earth has more than one moon?
    • 95 percent of the universe is invisible?
    • Some asteroids have tails?
 
Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Institute for Astronomy will explain these and other phenomena at the Institute for Astronomy's annual open house on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2680 Woodlawn Drive in Mānoa.  Admission and parking is free.
 
There will be activities for both children and adults: make a sundial or a comet, observe sunspots with a telescope (weather permitting), launch a bottle rocket, or listen to talks about black holes, the search for habitable planets around other stars, and the latest discoveries by NASA space missions to comets.
 
Attendees can also get their face painted with a star or planet, see a planetarium show, or check out the 3-D astronomical image gallery. 
 
For a complete list of talks and activities, as well as photos, visit www.ifa.hawaii.edu/open-house/.
 
 
 

For more information, visit: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/OH2011/