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Schedule and Events

October 2023 - April 2024

Starlab Portable Planetarium Presentations at all Hilo-Waiākea Pre-K through 2nd grade classes.

Kalanianaole Kindergarten 2

January 10, 2024

Community Ambassador Luncheon at the Gemini North Base Facility in Hilo.

January 12, 2024

Journey Educator Workshop at the Gemini North Base Facility in Hilo. 

February 5 - 9, 2024 

Journey Week. 60+ volunteer Journey Educators and Ambassadors visit 200+ Hilo -Waiākea classes, grades 3 through 12. Classroom visits consist of engaging hands-on activities focused on astronomy and STEM fields. Career panels are also held during this time at the Intermediate and High schools.

February 5, 2024 

Time: 5pm - 8pm HST. Location: ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi

Community Mahalo Reception. A Journey Through the Universe event hosted by the Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce and Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaiʻi. This event brings together all of the supporters, volunteers and integral members of the Journey program from the local business, astronomy and education communities to share in our vision and passion of supporting our Hawaiʻi keiki in their education and STEM learning opportunities. RSVP for this event here:

February 6, 2024 

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm HST. Location: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Science and Technology Building Room 108

From Hollywood to the Moon and Beyond.Our annual Journey Through the Universe public lecture will be a double feature this year with talks from NASA SSERVI’s Brian Day who will discuss exciting upcoming lunar missions and astrophysicist Kevin Grazier who will present about Hollywood in space followed by stargazing in the lawn. 

February 7, 2024 

Time: 7pm - 9pm HST. Location: Hilo Palace Theater

Space, Hope and Charity. A free screening of the independent film Space, Hope and Charity will take place at the Hilo Palace Theater featuring an appearance by the film’s star Charity Woodrum and others involved in the film. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the film. To learn more about this film, visit the website: