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MAUNAKEA SKIES Astronomy Talk Series

  • ʻImiloa Astronomy Center 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, HI, 96720 United States (map)

The Hawaiian Heavens: My Photographic Journey to Capture the Hawaiian Skies

Hawai`i's unique location on Earth offers the best view of the heavens from the ground. As a Hawai`i-based astronomer I will tell my personal story in capturing and photographing the incredibly beautiful night sky on and around the islands. Since many of my photos are intimately tied to the Mauna Kea Observatories, I will also delve into the technical side of running world-class telescopes, and how we continually push the boundaries on our knowledge of the Universe.

Dr. Chu is a graduate from the University of Hawai`i Institute for Astronomy where he received his doctoral degree studying luminous infrared galaxies both near and far.  Born and raised in Southern California, he attended the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Bachelor's degree in both physics and astrophysics.  He is currently a Science Fellow at Gemini North Observatory based in Hilo, HI.

Tickets: $10 Non-Members / $8 for Individual, Family and Dual Members / $6 for Patron Members / FREE for Silver and Gold Members
Only at ʻImiloa

Earlier Event: January 18
MAUNAKEA SKIES Astronomy Talk Series
Later Event: February 24
ʻImiloa's 13th Birthday Pāʻina!