Category: Outreach

Gemini Observatory Explores Makahiki with the Boy Scouts

Gemini Observatory Explores Makahiki with the Boy Scouts The rising constellation Makaliʻi (also known as the Pleiades) at sunset marks the beginning of the Hawaiian new year, known as Makahiki. Makahiki is a period of peace, relaxation, and harvest, punctuated with celebrations and ceremony. This approximately four to five month period, aligning with the rainy season, […]

Journey Through the Universe 2018

Journey Through the Universe Gemini’s flagship astronomy education and outreach program, Journey Through the Universe (Journey), celebrated a successful 14th year with a week of educational programming from March 5-9. “Journey Through the Universe would not succeed without the help of our community partners and sponsors, including the Department of Education, Hawai’i Island business community, […]

Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day 2018

Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day 2018 Gemini Observatory joined the local community on January 27th for a day of celebration and science at the annual Onizuka Science Day event at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Ellison Onizuka Science Day serves to honor the legacy of Hawaiiʻs first astronaut and the crew of the Space […]

Gemini Hosts Hawaii’s Second Astronomy on Tap

Gemini Hosts Hawaii’s Second Astronomy on Tap Gemini Observatory will be holding Hawaii’s second Astronomy on Tap event at Hilo Town Tavern on Wednesday, December 6th. The first event was held in February of this year, drawing in an estimated 200 people from the community. Based upon this immense success, there are plans to make […]

Journey Through the Universe 2017

Journey Through the Universe 2017 The Universe is expanding… and so is the Journey Through the Universe program! From March 13-17, 70 observatory professionals and informal educators are extending their reach to districts across the Big Island. Journey Through the Universe (to be referred to as Journey in the rest of this post) includes: classroom visits […]

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