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HI Student/Teacher Astronomy Research National Program

June 2, 2014 - June 10, 2014


Join HI STAR this summer (June 2-10, 2014). HI STAR is a one week astronomy program at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa campus in Honolulu. This program is designed for incoming grade 8 –11 students who would like to work on science research projects and their teachers. Fill out the online HI STAR application form.

Program: day and night activities:

  • Learn about asteroids, comets, variable stars, extrasolar planets, and galaxies.
  • Do telescope observing and get CCD camera images of objects in space.
  • Understand physics and chemistry principles integral to astronomy.
  • Learn image-processing skills using astrometry and photometry software.
  • Be mentored by an astronomer to complete a research project after the program.

Student Application Requirements
Each student must have a teacher who agrees to act as a project advisor and who will write a letter of recommendation for you. (Your teacher can advise multiple students.)

Student applicants need to have one (1) of the following:

  • A UHIfA-sponsored astronomy workshop;
  • and/or demonstrated knowledge of the night sky and basic astronomy;
  • and/or your Hawaii teacher-advisor will also attend this workshop.

Cost: A $150 registration fee.
(can be waived for those with financial hardship)

  • Housing at UH Manoa campus dormitory and meals are fully funded for all students and teachers.
  •  Teachers airfare to Honolulu is also funded.
  • All students will need to pay for their own airfare to Honolulu.

For more information, about these workshops please contact: Mary Kadooka (808) 956-7954


June 2, 2014
June 10, 2014
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Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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