Open House 2003
Graduate student David Donovan explains the development
of CCD instrumentation for
astronomical imaging at the Institute for
Astronomy's Open House.
On Saturday, April 26, the Institute for Astronomy held
its Fourth Annual Open House in Manoa.
This year, for the first time, visitors saw live remote
observing on the Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea. (Since an
infrared telescope detects heat rather than light, it can operate in daylight.)
There were also shows in the new Victoria Ward, Limited Starlab port-able
planetarium. The pro-gram provided by graduate students Sandrine Bottinelli,
Megan Novicki, and Elizabeth McGrath was both educational and
IfA Open House demonstrations included live remote
observations from Mauna Kea's IRTF telescope with astronomer John Rayner
(left), and the physics of liquid nitrogen with engineer Peter Onaka (right).