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Summer Intersession Registration Begins

Posted April 25, 2016 | Categories: Announcement

 Announcing the NEWEST LEVELS of Camp 'Imi-Possible!

* Junior Inventors: 4th - 5th grade 
* Junior Explorers: Kindergarten - 3rd grade (Child must already be the age of 5 as of July 31, 2015)
We are searching for junior explorers in grades K-3 for exciting hands-on geology and climatology activities, exploration and learning about our interconnections. 
We are also searching for junior inventors in grades 4-5 for dynamic hands-on laboratory experiences about our island's nano-science and nano-technology!
Camp 'IMI-Possible will be held Tuesday through Friday, May 31 - June 3. The camp will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm (with drop-off available at 7:30am and pickup by 4:30pm). Cost is $200 for the general public and $175 for members. 
Early registration for members opens Wednesday, April 20, 2016. General enrollment begins Friday, April 22. Mark your calendars to register and secure a spot for your child. Past programs have filled up quickly, so don't delay.

'Imiloa Turns 10!

Posted February 12, 2016 | Categories: Announcement

On Sunday, February 21, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center turns ten years old!  To mark this milestone, ‘Imiloa will open its doors free to the public with a festive 10th Anniversary Celebration sponsored by KTA Super Stores.  The event will feature food, fun, and free activities for all ages centered around the theme of exploration or “’imiloa” in Hawaiian.

‘Imiloa’s 10th Anniversary Celebration starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The day’s offerings include complimentary access to ‘Imiloa’s interactive exhibit hall, where visitors can step inside and pilot their own tour of the universe on the newly installed World Wide Telescope.  Special programming for the day includes 20-minute planetarium experiences and an opportunity to meet crew members from the ‘Ohana Wa’a and the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.  Hands-on science activity stations will be located throughout the center, including an “Inven10 Lab” where keiki will be invited to create their own Cosmic Clay and mold it to invent their own dream exhibit, to help guide ʻImiloaʻs future exhibit redesign as it steps into the next decade!

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Maunakea Skies Talk: A Telescope the Size of the Earth

Posted January 29, 2016 | Categories: Announcement
 Viewing Black Holes, Galaxies, and Stars 
with the Sharpest Resolution

How do data from 10 telescopes, set across the United States, merge to make the most detailed images of astronomical objects ever attained?  Join Dr. Geoffrey Bower of the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) for a look at how scientists use this network of instruments to understand black holes, the structure of our galaxy, and the nature of stars, at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program on February 19, 2016 at 7 pm. 

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‘Imiakea (New Series)

Posted January 22, 2016 | Categories: Announcement

Discovering Maunakea

Kicking off the new series on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, will be an evening of mele and hula with two of Hilo’s own young and respected kumu hula, husband and wife Kekoa and Pele Harman. As graduates and faculty of ʻImiloa’s consortium partner, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, Kekoa and Pele are intimately involved in the Hawaiian language movement and community. Hula and mele, moreover, run deep in their roots as practitioners and back through their kūpuna; Pele is the moʻopuna (grandchild) of esteemed kumu hula, scholar and historian, Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi.

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Maunakea Skies Talk: The Very Hungry Black Hole

Posted January 7, 2016 | Categories: Announcement

 Exploring Connections between Star-forming Galaxies and Active Black Holes


7:00 pm

Dr. Andreea Petric, Gemini Observatory will provide an introduction to the theory and observations that have built our current understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), a type of supermassive black holes.

$8 for members, $10 for non-members

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