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Maui Intitute for Astronomy Open House
3 October, 2009 - 03:07
On September 18 the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, Haleakalā division held their third annual Open House from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This year ice cream was added to the popular liquid nitrogen demonstration. The lab tours allowed hundreds of people to see the equipment used by scientists, and amazingly nothing was broken. PanSTARRS added a tour of their control room, and a cratering activity – an activity that had JD drying used coffee grounds from Starbucks for four weeks. Two middle school students and a high school student helped with the Faulkes Telescope North live feed – another new addition to the event.
Over 450 people attended the event setting a new record high for attendance at the event. Adding to that the students reached by Paul Coleman's talks at Baldwin High school and the students reached by JD at the Kalama Intermediate astronomy club and over 600 people were reached in a single day.
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