Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii
The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is a research institute within the University of Hawai‘i, with offices and laboratories on O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island, plus observatories on the summits of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā. With a staff of 81 PhDs from 26 different countries, we are one of the largest university astronomy programs in the world.
Explore the origin and nature of the Universe, and of the galaxies, stars, planets, and other matter that it contains.
Develop new technologies for use in ground-based and space-based observatories.
Spread the understanding of astronomy through our graduate program, through undergraduate courses, and through public education.
Discoveries, accomplishments, talks events.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million grant to a University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) scientist to install a high-tech shape-shifting secondary mirror on the UH 2.2-meter telescope on Maunakea.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22 JULY 2019 Contacts: Dr. Brent Tully email@example.com Office +1 808-956-8606 Dr. Roy Gal Media Contact +1 808-956-6235 cell: +1 808-388-8690 firstname.lastname@example.org A smoothed rendition of the structure surrounding the Local Void. Our...
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy to continue to manage and operate the agency’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Maunakea. The potential value of the contract is approximately $30 million. About 30 IfA researchers and staff based in Hilo and Honolulu are involved in supporting the IRTF, which started operations 40 years ago this month.
The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn't take long for a significant result to be achieved, not only for science, but for assuring the safety of the Earth. Observations of the near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89...