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Maunakea Skies Talk Series: Subaru Telescope

by Imiloa Astronomy Center on May 14th, 2018

Observatory Backstage Pass: Meet and Greet with Subaru Telescope

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FRIDAY, MAY 18TH at 7:00PM
SUBARU WILL BE GIVING AWAY A VIP SUMMIT TOUR OF THE SUBARU TELESCOPE FOR A MAX OF 5 PEOPLE! TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED! A TRUE BACKSTAGE PASS!
MAUNAKEA BOOKS & DVDS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN AWAY! DONʻT MISS IT!
What is it like to work at 14,000ft?  Shoveling snow, maintaining equipment in 300 below-zero degree temperatures, and mounting a three-ton camera atop a telescope are some of the amazing and unusual things you might do working at Subaru Telescope.  Astronomers make up only 20% of observatory staff.  It’s mostly technicians and engineers that keep things going!
Come meet Subaru’s staff on May 18 at Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center to get a “behind the scenes” look at the observatory. Engineers, technicians, and educators at Subaru Telescope will share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, and the astronomical discoveries they made along the way.  Four presenters — Kiaina Schubert (Senior System Administrator), Timothy Castro (Summit Technical Supervisor), Matthew Wung (Instrumentation/Electronics Technician), and Yuko Kakazu (Public Outreach Specialist) — will take you “backstage” at Subaru Telescope.   We will then explore the Universe using the first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Plan. Hyper Suprime-Cam is a groundbreaking giant digital camera with a total of 870 million pixels and an extremely wide field of view.  Using enormous amount of data – over 80 terabytes – we will navigate the Universe and show discoveries made on Maunakea.
Presenters: 
Kiaina Schubert (Senior System Administrator) Graduate of St. Joseph High School and UH Hilo
Timothy Castro (Summit Technical Supervisor) Graduate of Hilo High School and Hawaii Community College
Matthew Wung (Instrumentation/Electronics Technician)  Graduate of Waiakea High School and Hawaii Community College
Yuko Kakazu (Subaru Public Outreach Specialist) Native Okinawan, Gradate of University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy (Ph.D.)

Tickets: $10 ($8 for Members). Only at ʻImiloa.

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