The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is proud to present its new astronomical facility:

The Hōkū Ke‘a Observatory!

UH Hilo Hōkū Ke‘a Educational Observatory

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Welcome to the Hōkū Ke‘a Observatory web site! Currently in development, Hōkū Ke‘a is aimed at providing educational opportunities in astronomy for students all across the State of Hawai‘i. The core of the observatory is a state-of-the-art PlaneWave CDK700 0.7-meter telescope system operated either on-site, remotely or robotically. Research and educational projects will be undertaken with Hōkū Ke‘a and our group is also closely working with local communities to enable future exciting opportunities for keiki. Hōkū Ke‘a should become operational in 2017 and promises to push astronomy education forward in Hawai‘i. Stay tuned!