Friends Group Established
The Friends of Hawaii Astronomy was launched in early 2001 to support
the outreach and research efforts of the University of Hawaii
Institute for Astronomy. We welcome all with an interest in astronomy
and astronomy education to participate in the Friends. Our goal
is to provide greater insights into astronomy and its relevance
to our world.
This newsletter is one of the vehicles by which the IfA will be
communicating with the Friends and other interested parties. Each
issue will feature information about the Institute's people and
research programs, as well as about upcoming events. Further information
about the Institute is also available on our Web site: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu.
Early in June, the first monthly sky charts were mailed out, along
with a color decal depicting the Institute's attractive emblem.
This month, we will be hosting a Summer Stargazing Event open to
the Friends and their guests.
In the fall, we will inaugurate the Community Lecture Series featuring
Institute faculty. Extragalactic astronomer and renowned astronomy
photographer Dr. Richard Wainscoat; Dr. Michael Liu, holder of the
Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellowship; and Astronomer
Emeritus Dr. George Herbig, a member of the National Academy of
Sciences and fellow in the American Association of Arts and Sciences,
are slated to be the first speakers.
More exciting activities will be offered in the coming months as
the Friends increase in number and the Institute steps up its outreach
effort. If you would like to join us, please contact our outreach
coordinator, Dr. Jim Heasley, at 956-6826, or Friends contact Joan
Yanagihara, at 956-6712, for a copy of our Friends brochure "Explore,"
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation!