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Universe Tonight: Astrophysics with the eyeball (March 6)


The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station’s next presentation of the “Universe Tonight” program is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy on Mauna Kea at the Visitor Information Station.

The Visitor Information Station is located at the 9.200-foot level of Mauna Kea and is accessible from Hilo, Waimea and Kona via the Saddle Road. Seating for this free program is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This month’s “Universe Tonight” presenter is Josh Walawender, astronomer at UH 88 inch telescope, with “Astrophysics with the eyeball.”

“Astrophysics with the eyeball” will explore the structure of our Milky Way galaxy and the process of star birth using objects which can all be seen in small telescopes as illustrations and examples.

This talk will link astrophysical processes with what we can see with our eyes using small telescopes. We will learn, why do these objects look the way they do? Why are they found only in certain areas of the night sky?

Stargazing with portable telescopes will follow.

— Find out more:
Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station: 961-2180,

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