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Tea Chats Are Back At ‘Imiloa!

Hilo, Hawai’i – Tea Chats are back at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center after a three month summer break!  In honor of National Awareness Month for women’s health and childhood obesity, JoAnn Aguirre will present the latest research on tea as a preventative measure for chronic diseases such as gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity.  Join us t on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at  2:00 p.m.  to learn more about this engaging topic while enjoying tea, scones, clotted cream and jams and curds.

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2015 Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

Posted July 24, 2015 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

 From around the World, High School Students Gather in Hilo to Learn from Local Scientists and Engineers

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts 
third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit
Hilo, HI (July 17, 2015)- Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo July 20-24, 2015 for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering. The United States is represented by eight students and three teachers from St. Joseph School, Kealakehe High School, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawaiʻi. An additional 15 high school students and five teachers from Canada, China, India and Japan are also participating.
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Wayfinding Talk: Filming on the Deck of Hōkūle‘a

 Filming on Deck of Hōkūle‘a

 ‘Imiloa’s Wayfinding Talk
Hilo, Hawai‘i –  Join Keoni Lee, Co-Founder of ‘Ōiwi TV, at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next wayfinding talk, Voices from the Wa‘a: Documenting the Worldwide Voyage from the Deck of Hōkūle‘a, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature the challenges of capturing a public record of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s historic 3-year journey to circumnavigate the globe on the traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe, Hōkūle‘a.
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Epic Origami Exhibit, July 5 to September 27, 2015

Posted July 7, 2015 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement


Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will feature local Waimea artist Bonnie Cherni and other guest artists in a new EPIC ORIGAMI exhibit.  The three-month exhibit will explore the art and science of origami from July 5, 2015 – September 27, 2015.
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'Imiloa Goes mobile with "MANU 'Imiloa"

Posted June 2, 2015 | Categories: Press Releases, Announcement

 ‘Imiloa on the Road

New Mobile Outreach for Big Island Schools and Communities
Hilo, Hawai‘i -‘Imiloa Astronomy Center announces the launch of its newest educational endeavor, MANU ʻImiloa, a mobile outreach program aimed at sharing ‘Imiloa’s unique brand of culture-based science education across the island.  Beginning in the fall of 2015, MANU ʻImiloa (Modern and Ancient ways of Navigating our Universe) will take ‘Imiloa staff on the road with an interactive curriculum inspired by the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s epic Worldwide Voyage, and designed to explore the skills involved in non-instrument ocean navigation, or wayfinding.  
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