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‘Journey Through the Universe’ Events Kick Off Feb. 27

Posted February 26, 2015, 04:30 PM HST Updated February 26, 2015, 05:56 PM HST
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Family Science Day, a Journey Through the Universe event held at the `Imiloa Astronomy Center. Photo Credit: Mauna Kea Astronomy.

The week-long ‘Journey Through the Universe’ educational event kicks off this Friday, Feb. 27 and continues through Mar. 6, 2015.  The program is a national science educational initiative aiming to inspire youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related fields.  Teachers, students, families, and the general public are invited to engage in the fun of learning about science, space, and astronomy in a variety of events including workshops, lectures, activities, and classroom visits.

EVENTS:

  • February 27, 8am – 5pm
    Astronomers/Engineers/Astronomy Educators Workshop View flier
  • February 28, 8am – 12pm
    NASA Teacher Workshop View flier
  • March 1, 2015, `Imiloa Astronomy Center, 10am – 4pm
    Family Science Day (PresentationsPoster
  • March 2, 2015, UH Hilo Science & Technology Bldg. Rm108, 2pm
    “Near Earth Asteroids” – Free public talk by Joseph Minafra of SSERVI/NASA View flier
  • March 2, 2015, Hilo Yacht Club, 5pm – 8pm
    Chamber of Commerce Event View flier
  • March 2 – 6, 2015
    Astronomy Educators in the classroom

In 2014 the program celebrated its 10th anniversary on the Big Island, having engaged some 50,000 students with 3,000 classroom visits.

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Read more about the `Imiloa Family Science Day event HERE.

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