PISCES on Saturday, May 3rd, participated in Hilo’s 13th Annual AstroDay Festival, an event celebrating Astronomy and Hawaiian culture. PISCES was among the various presenters this year that contributed to celebration, which featured more than 40 exhibits, interactive demonstrations, musical entertainment and fun activity areas throughout the Prince Kuhio Plaza – all designed for the whole family.

PISCES showcased the Center’s planetary rover, the spacesuits borrowed from Heinlein Prize Trust, and a MoonBots demonstration that was a big hit with the keiki. While the PISCES team hit the ground running the booth, PISCES Executive Director Rob Kelso hit the air waves doing an interview with radio announcer DC from KWXX.

AstroDay is Hilo’s version of the international event, Astronomy Day.  Gary Fujihara, a former telescope operator at Subaru Telescope and current Outreach Officer for the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, founded AstroDay. Hilo’s first one took place in April of 2002. Learn more about AstroDay

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