HI STAR

SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR GRADES 8-11 SCIENCE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

HI STAR summer 2019 - Maui, HI

June 24-28, 2019

For a decade, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy’s summer program has attracted middle school and high school students from across the state. The Hawaiʻi Student/Teacher Astronomy Research or HI STAR program is an  immersive astronomy “camp” for highly motivated students who would like to learn the skills and techniques of astronomy research using real data. 

“This program introduces students from across the state of Hawaiʻi to the basic practices of science,” said Geoff Mathews, former HI STAR program co-director. “Science is about exploring, going out and discovering new things, adding to humanity’s understanding of the universe.”

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This program introduces students from across the state of Hawaiʻi to the basic practices of science.  Science is about exploring, going out and discovering new things, adding to humanity’s understanding of the universe.

Geoff Mathews

Astronomy instructor, UH Mānoa

We got to learn about star clusters and galaxies and basic things like that and now we’re moving into more field-based studies, like I’m working on my exoplanets right now.

James Iaukea

Student, Pahoa High School

JD’s Hawaii Student/Teacher Astronomy Research (HI STAR) summer science program for high school students is unsurpassed, as evidenced by the success of the students

Dr. Joe Janni

Former Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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