UH Mānoa library presents "The Universe: Yours to Discover" exhibit

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kathleen Robertson, (808) 956-8907
Institute for Astronomy
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
UHM Library Events & Communications Coordinator
Posted: Sep 8, 2009

The UH Institute for Astronomy and the UHM Library present the exhibit “The Universe: Yours to Discover” in the Hamilton Bridge Gallery, September 10 through December 18, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, a global event to encourage all people to rediscover their place in the Universe by viewing the night sky.
All of the images in this exhibit are from Hawai‘i. Featured are celestial images taken with the 340-million-pixel MegaCam on the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope on Mauna Kea by CFHT astronomer Jean-Charles Cuillandre. Other works were created at UH Mānoa by IfA graphic artist Karen Teramura. Also included are rare books from Hamilton Library’s Special Research Collection (http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/departments/spec/).
A series of lectures by UH astronomers will accompany the exhibit. The first one, on Thursday, September 10, is “Galileo and the 400th Anniversary of Astronomy Using Telescopes,”by Dr. Robert Joseph. It is part of the 2009 Faculty Lecture Series sponsored by Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, Office of Research Relations. Following the talk, there will be a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit in the Bridge Gallery.
The other lectures are “The Antikythera Mechanism” (Dr. Gareth Wynn-Williams) on Wednesday, October 14, “Telescopes: Big and Small” (Dr. Alan T. Tokunaga) on Wednesday, October 28, “Sacred Mountains and Astronomy” (Dr. Paul H. I. Coleman) on Wednesday, November 18, and “Hubble Space Telescope: Past, Present & Future” (Dr. Lisa Kewley) on Thursday, December 3.
All lectures will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Hamilton Library, Room 301.
The exhibit has been organized by Kathleen Robertson (UH IfA Librarian), Karen Teramura (Graphic Artist); Teri Skillman (UH Library Events & Communications Coordinator), and Louise Good (UH IfA Publications Editor).