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Borsting named Imiloa deputy director


Imiloa Astronomy Center announces the appointment of Esben Borsting as Imiloa’s Deputy Director.

Imiloa is an informal science center honoring Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration.

Esben Borsting

Esben Borsting

“I am excited to announce this new appointment,” said Kaiu Kimura, Executive Director of Imiloa Astronomy Center, “Esben will oversee all HR and Fiscal operations and will serve as part of Imiloaʻs executive management team.”

Borsting was raised in Hilo, and is a graduate of Waiakea High School. Prior to coming to Imiloa, Borsting served for over seven years within University of Hawaii management at both Kapiolani and Windward Community Colleges.

He has served on various University of Hawaii leadership teams and recently implemented three campus-wide federal projects for the Kapiolani campus. Prior to Kapiolani, he worked at Kamehameha Schools in its extension education program where he directed a department of 16 to implement education programs across the state and to provide counseling services for scholarship recipients across the nation.

At Kamehameha Schools, he also coordinated various agreements with community non-profits and state entities to implement community-based programs funded in part by the Kamehameha Schools.

“It is a great privilege and opportunity for me to bring my collection of experiences and skills to work for Imiloa Astronomy Center and to support its educational mission,” said Borsting.

He has 12 years of experience in management in higher education, community-based programs and government, and received a Master of Public Administration degree in 2005.

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus. Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawaii’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations.

The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawaii.

It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

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