Welcome to the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UH Hilo
It is with great sadness that we announce that our long-time colleague in Astronomy/Physics, Norman Purves, passed away last week. Norman won a teaching award just a few years ago and he will be dearly missed at the university. 1/28/2017
- Monday April 17th at 7pm, Dr. Brittany Kamai will give a presentation on "Catching Waves from Black Holes", STB-108
- Maunakea Speaker Series, Raising Awareness of Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death A Presentation by Dr. J.B. Friday, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). March 23, 7pm at UH Hilo Wentworth Hall, Room 1.
- Thursday, March 16, 7-8pm in STB-108, Dr. Sally Seidel from the University of New Mexico will be talking present "Discovering New Particiles"
- UH Hilo Stories, New astronomy course at UH Hilo: Maunakea as a contemporary place of contrasting world views
- Thursday, February 9th, 7-8pm. Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Rob Fleischer, senior scientist with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park Dr. Fleischer will be presenting: Birds of Paradise Lost: Evolution, Extinction and Conservation of Hawaii's Birds This talk will be held at the Science and Technology building room 108. For more information: http://www.malamamaunakea.org/ or contact the UH Hilo Physics and Astronomy dept, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 932-7187. Hope to see you there!
- From vision to reality: UH Hilo’s Hōkū Ke‘a telescope comes into focus, new Planewave cdk700.
- Great paper "Astronomy in Everyday Life", by Marissa Rosenberg. www.iau.org/public/themes/why_is_astronomy_important/
- Article, More students to view the stars; UH Hilo undergrads allotted telescope time. (July 30, 2016 Tribune Herald Article) (UH Manoa News page)
- Hokukea news you can use! Follow the progress of the UH Hilo observatory. An Astrohaven 18" dome, PlaneWave 0.7m telescope, long-slit Shelyak spectrograph, filter wheels and FLI ProLine cameras. Check out the new web page at hokukea.uhh.hawaii.edu
- Hiring: Assistant Professor (Astronomy)
- Link to special events and department news!
- NEW - Kama‘āina Observatory Experience
- Summer 2016 classes with theUH Hilo Physics and Astronomy Program.
A recent trip to Maunakea, what it looks like driving to work on the mountain.
A recent article by HawaiiBusiness <Link>
Pictures of the Physics and Astronomy program can be found at: http://www.pluto.uhh.hawaii.edu/
Interested in Astronomy this summer? Check out what we have to offer at Summer Astronomy-2015
About the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Physics and Astronomy Program
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo offers an excellent undergraduate program within the Natural Sciences Division, designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in physics, astronomy and other sciences. In addition, the number and quality of astronomy research telescopes within easy reach of Hilo is unique, as is Physics and Astronomy's role as the State's only academic program that affords local students access to these facilities.
UH Hilo is an undergraduate, liberal arts school with an enrollment of over 3,000 full-time students. Ranked third overall among regional public liberal arts campuses in the western United States, UH Hilo offers an excellent education in a multicultural environment. The average class size is only 22 students, providing plenty of opportunity for student-faculty interaction inside and outside of the classroom. UH Hilo continues to expand its programs and the facilities that house those programs.
The Physics and Astronomy Department is located in the Science and Technology Building on the UH Hilo campus. The building houses both the Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry departments. Physics & Astronomy now has new classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and a control room to remotely control telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā.
Prospective students can get more information about the Physics & Astronomy programs at UH Hilo by emailing the department chair, Dr. Marianne Takamiya.