Celebrate science on AstroDay

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Colten Endrina-Range, 8, tries on a prop helmet from the movie “The Martian” at the HI-SEAS booth April 30, 2016, during AstroDay at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

The 18th Annual AstroDay will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza. The event is free.

More than 30 science and community organizations from around the state will fascinate participants of all ages.

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Fun educational activities and programs will be ongoing throughout the day. Exciting science demos, entertainment and awards will be at the mid-mall stage, with live radio broadcasts.

Highlights include Starlab — a portable planetarium provided by Gemini Observatory — solar viewing by experienced science guides, robotics clubs, educational games and toys, and many hands-on activities.

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AstroDay is an annual event sponsored by the Maunakea Astronomy Outreach Committee.

MKAOC is a partnership of scientists, administrators and educators in astronomy throughout the state. The mission of MKAOC is to coordinate and organize the collective outreach efforts of the astronomy community and act as a forum for the astronomy community and related organizations to plan and coordinate outreach activities.

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