Dark Nebula, Dwarf Galaxies & Students Who Explore Them

July 17, 2018, 8:48 AM HST
* Updated July 17, 9:38 AM
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The Office of Maunakea Management, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy’s Maunakea Speaker Series will continue with its monthly scholar-focused presentation, Dark Nebula, Dwarf Galaxies and the Students who Explore Them: The Maunakea Scholars of Honoka‘a High School. The presentation by Hokunani Sanchez and Keilani Steele of Honokaʻa High School and Mary Beth Laychak & Doug Simons of Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope (CFHT) will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, starting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to hear Sanchez and Steele, two accomplished Maunakea Scholars, who will share the results of their 2017 research into dark nebula, with  Steele delving into her second Maunakea Scholars project, observing the Draco Dwarf Galaxy with the W.M. Keck Observatory.

CFHT Director Doug Simons and Outreach Manager Mary Beth Laychak will round out the presentation with details about the past, present and future of this unique program.

The free lecture will be held at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center’s Moanahoku Hall.

Maunakea Speaker Series


The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the


University of Hawai’i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai’i. A venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

For more information visit or call (808) 933-0734.

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