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May Maunakea Skies: 3D Printing and the UH 2.2m Telescope

by Brea Aamoth on April 29th, 2016

Maunakea Skies
Presented by: 
Luke McKay from the Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
Fri. May 20, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
$10, $8 members (member level discounts apply)



3D printing is one of the new technologies making life easier for designers and engineers, and more fun for hobbyists. To learn more about this technological advancement, join us at Imiloa’s May Maunakea Skies talk on Friday, May 20 at 7:00p.m. with Luke McKay from the Institute for Astronomy (IfA).


In a fun introduction to technology, McKay will include time-lapse videos, a live demonstration of 3D printing and a hands-on comparison of items printed in plastic versus those printed with other computer-aided machining (CAM).


McKay will discuss how the UH 2.2m (“88 inch”) telescope and the UH Institute for Astronomy are beginning to implement the use of 3D printing. He will also demonstrate the ongoing efforts to upgrade the 2.2m telescope on Maunakea, along with some science results the telescope has helped to produce.


‘Imiloa’s monthly Maunakea Skies program includes observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawai‘i, hosted by Planetarium Technician Emily Peavy. Audiences will view prominent constellations and stars visible during this time of year. Maunakea Skies planetarium presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. General admission tickets are $10, $8 for members (member level discounts apply). Pre-purchase tickets at ‘Imiloa’s front desk or by phone at 808-932-8901.

Member Level Discounts: $8 for Kupuna, Individual, Dual, Kupuna and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members.



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