NASA awards grants to 3 UH grad students

Outreach Home Education Programs HI STAR Maunakea Scholars REU Faulkes AWI Press Releases Events Calendar Monthly Star Chart Friends of the IfA NASA awarded three graduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with $45,000 grants annually for up to three...
NASA contract awarded to UH Institute for Astronomy for observatory management

NASA contract awarded to UH Institute for Astronomy for observatory management

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.

UH astronomer earns national award for solar research

UH astronomer earns national award for solar research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded an assistant astronomer at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy one of its most prestigious awards for junior faculty. Xudong Sun received a $620,590 grant for a five-year term from the NSF Faculty Early Career Development program. The award is bestowed on teacher-scholars pursuing cutting-edge research while simultaneously advancing excellence in education.