Education & Career Development Through Space Tech Innovation

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Dual-use technologies for earth and space exploration

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Aerospace Development

Growing and diversifying the local economy

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Internships, resources, and STEM programs for Hawaiʻi-based students

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Send a ‘Message in a Bottle’ Across the Solar System to Europa

Credit: NASA NASA is offering a chance to send your name to a distant moon as part of a mission to determine whether life could exist...
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Sign Up Now to Compete in NASA’s 2023 Space Apps Challenge

UH Institute for Astronomy is seeking participants for NASA’s 2023 International Space Apps Challenge in Hawaiʻi during Oct. 7–8. This...
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India’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission Nails Historic Lunar Landing at Moon’s South Pole

Above: Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander on the Moon, captured by the Pragyan rover. Credit: ISRO India nailed its first lunar landing on the...
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Tele-robotics Event Promotes Global Collaboration on International Moon Day

In celebration of International Moon Day, we were excited to support the second-annual Moon Village Association (MVA) international...
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Historic Chandrayaan-3 Mission Aims for Lunar Landing at Moon’s South Pole

Above: Chandrayaan-3 launches from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India on July 14, 2023. Credit: ISRO India is poised to...
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Our Mission

PISCES is a research and education program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s College of Natural & Health Sciences. We work to advance sustainable resource utilization and technology for Hawaiʻi, the Moon, and beyond. Through projects in applied research, robotics, and aerospace development, we also help young explorers dream big and pursue space-related careers.