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Loina (Guiding Principles)

KE ALA NU‘UKIA: Our Mission
'Imiloa's mission is to honor Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration.

Exploration driven by a
sense of wonder and imagination

Education that is authentic, sparks
creativity, and inspires children

Aloha spirit that exemplifies
respect, honesty and care

Teamwork for continuous improvement

Bilingual fluency is an ideal to which we aspire

KA NU‘UKIA: Our Vision
‘Imiloa is a place of life‐long learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration, and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations.

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is a gathering place that advances the integration of science and indigenous culture. Our diverse exhibits, programs and events harness leading technologies, environmental resources, and cultural practitioners to engage children, families, and communities in exciting ways.
We are an integral part of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and therefore committed to improving the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i Island and state. Through strategic partnerships with programs of the University, Hawai‘i‐based observatories, local businesses and schools, we create opportunities that strengthen career awareness and workforce development, and contribute to our community sustainability.

See more on our History, our Building and our Educational Programs.