|For the first time, this event will include special exhibits in which attendees can experience some of the same activities our students do in the classrooms. Additional Journey events will be announced on social media channels @GeminiObservatory and @MaunakeaObs and at: https://noirlab.edu/public/education/journey-through-the-universe/.
About Journey Through the Universe
Journey Through the Universe endeavors to foster curiosity and wonder about our Universe, and the cutting-edge research and technology that is allowing humanity to understand our place in the cosmos right in our own community. From February 5th – 9th, 2024, ‘Journey Week’ will include in-person classroom presentations, career panels, and public evening events taking place in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The astronomy community, led by Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab in partnership with the Department of Education Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area, inspires students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields through exposure to a variety of careers and engaging hands-on activities and phenomena. Students experience the unique science happening at the Maunakea Observatories and beyond through these yearly classroom visits by astronomers, engineers and other STEM professionals.