AstroDay in Hawaii
April 25, 2002
Subaru Telescope participated in AstroDay 2k2, the first celebration of Astronomy Day in Hilo Hawaii on April 20, 2002. Subaru Telescope's display was one of the largest and most popular among those from over twenty observatories and community groups participating in a very successful event designed to "bring astronomy to the people." Children and adults lingered to look at a model of the summit of Mauna Kea, to move the one fiftieth scale model of the telescope and dome, to read about scientific results, and to watch a video about the construction of the telescope. Apart from Subaru Telescope's official participation, several staff members volunteered their personal time to help pull off the event, the brain child of Gary Fujihara, a telescope operator at Subaru Telescope.
During a quiet moment, Yusaku Yamashita, student help (far right), answers questions about the summit of Mauna Kea while kids try out the controls of the telescope model and a small group gathers to watch a video on the construction of Subaru Telescope.