Program

The preliminary program on Oahu is listed below.  There will also be events in Hilo (July 6) and Maui (July 7), with details soon to be provided.

Please contribute to the program!

We want everyone to come with a memory or two to share.  It could be an anecdote or travail. Let us know if you need to show a slide or two, if you have a sentence or two or several paragraphs.

We would also request that you send us any questions you would like to pose to our panel of Directors and Acting Directors.

Wed June 28 Thu June 29 Fri Jun 30
8:00 Transfer to Koolau Ballrooms Transfer to Koolau Ballrooms 8:00
8:15 8:15
8:30 Transfer to IfA “The best site in the world”
Site testing on Maunakea
Protostars
Star and planet formation
8:30
8:45 8:45
9:00 Music, Coffee
Continental breakfast
“The sharpest images ever”
Adaptive Optics on Maunakea
Stellar spectroscope
near and far
9:00
9:15 9:15
9:30 Opening Chant “Predicting the Night”
The Maunakea Weather Center
Black holes in the centers of galaxies 9:30
9:45 UH President Lassner 9:45
10:00 BOR Chair Sullivan Coffee Break Coffee Break 10:00
10:15 Governor Ige 10:15
10:30 John Jefferies Maunakea and the growth of infrared astronomy The local universe and the Hubble constant 10:30
10:45 Suzan Edwards 10:45
11:00 Heather Kaluna IR detectors and wide-format CCDs Quasars and host galaxies 11:00
11:15 Informal conversations/music 11:15
11:30 Pan-STARRS Galaxies at medium and high redshift 11:30
11:45 11:45
12:00 Catered Lunch, IfA Courtyard Lunch Lunch 12:00
12:15 12:15
12:30 12:30
12:45 12:45
13:00 “Now and then” – Panel of former and present graduate students The Solar System Weak Lensing 13:00
13:15 13:15
13:30 Astrobiology,Origin of Earth’s Water Merging Galaxies 13:30
13:45 Hawaii’s dark skies
The IfA Undergraduate Program
Education and Public Outreach
13:45
14:00 Brown Dwarfs Stories from the founding decade 14:00
14:15 14:15
14:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break 14:30
14:45 14:45
15:00 “Successes and Challenges”
IfA Directors’ Panel
Science / History contributed talks “Looking Toward the Future”
Panel discussion
15:00
15:15 15:15
15:30 15:30
15:45 15:45
16:00 “Working & Living on MKO in the Early Days”
Panel of the Pioneers
IfA and the Sun Adjourn 16:00
16:15 Transfer to Honolulu Hotels 16:15
16:30 16:30
16:45 16:45
17:00 Informal Conversations / Music 17:00
17:15 17:15
17:30 Transfer to Campus Pau Hana 17:30
17:45 17:45
18:00 Evening heavy pupu reception on campus Banquet / Entertainment 18:00
18:15 18:15
18:30 18:30
18:45 18:45
19:00 19:00
19:15 19:15
19:30 The Glass Universe
Public Presentation by Dava Sobel
19:30
19:45 19:45
20:00 20:00
20:15 20:15
20:30 20:30
20:45 20:45
21:00 Transfer to Honolulu Hotels Transfer to Honolulu Hotels 21:00
21:15 21:15