AstroDay with the Maunakea Observatories

Dozens of astronomy and space science organizations around the state join together for a day of community fun at AstroDay. Booths are staffed with scientists, engineers, educators and graduate students, providing activities and demos for all age groups. Activities include meteorites, gravity simulations, games, prizes, scale models of the solar system, space hardware, and guided observations of the sun. Teachers use the opportunities offered during AstroDay to promote the study of astronomy in their classrooms. 

Save the date! 
Hilo AstroDay: May 6, 2023
Kona AstroDay: Check back soon for updates! 

AstroDay coincides with Astronomy Day, an international grass-roots movement to share the joy of astronomy with local communities. On Astronomy Days, thousands of people throughout the world will have the opportunity to see what amateur and professional astronomers learn, explore and share about their science. 

AstroDay events in Hilo and Kona feature exhibits, demonstrations, activities, and entertainment. Over 30 science, education, and community organizations participate in the festivities to create a well-rounded and exciting day of celebrating knowledge.

Support AstroDay

Each year local organizations, businesses and individuals contribute materials and funds to make AstroDay possible. If you are interested in becoming an AstroDay sponsor, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know how you would like to contribute.

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