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March 15, 2013

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Maunakea Skies Talk 2013

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 non-members, $8 members
Location: Planetarium

On the third Friday of each month, learn about the Hawaiian night sky at the monthly Maunakea Skies talk where astronomers from the Maunakea observatories speak about recent their discoveries and the science behind them.

February 15:     Dr. Radford, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
March 15:         Dr. Richard McDermid, Gemini Observatory
April 19:            Dr. Pierre Martin, UHH
May 17:             Mark Chun, IFA
June 21:            Professor Gary Davis, JAC
July 19:              Dr. Rachel Rampy, W.M Keck Observatory
August 16:        Dr. Shelte J. "Bobby" Bus, IRTF
September 20:   Dr. Glen Petitpas, SMA
October 18:        Dr. Yeh and Dr. Kakazu, Subaru Telescope
November 15:      Dr. Doug Simons, CFHT
December 20:      Dr. Christoph Baranec, IFA

Friday evenings at ‘Imiloa will showcase the variety of planetarium programs from pure science, to entertaining music shows. For the upcoming month’s schedule, click here. The Friday night program time is 7:00 p.m. each, with all programs ticketing at $10 for non-members and $8 for members (member level discounts apply.) Tickets may be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone, using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or JCB, by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Keck Week: 20th Anniversary of the Observatory

Cost: see Keck website for details
Location: Keck Observatory

A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the W.M. Keck Observatory

Keck Week 2013 is organized by the Friends of Keck Observatory to celebrate the Observatory’s outstanding scientific achievements, its scientists and committed supporters. 

On Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, 2013, the week will begin with a rare, all-star gathering at the Keck Observatory 20th Anniversary Science Meeting to be held at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i.  The conference will feature presentations describing the legacy of astronomical discoveries along with previews of future innovations. 

Other events planned for Keck Week 2013 include:
•    Astronomy Live! Tonight – An Evening Under the Stars with Keck’s Astronomers;
•    Welcome to Our Universe – Keck Observatory’s Open House;
•    Star Struck: Keck Observatory Fundraising Gala;
•    Keck Tennis Match – An Exhibition Match with Keck Astronomers
•    Contact! – Viewing of the Feature Film; and
•    Hawai’i Astronomy – Exploration of Hawai’i’s Astronomical Education Centers.

For more information Visit