Institute for Astronomy (Hawaii)

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is a research unit within the University of Hawaiʻi System, led by Doug Simons as Director.[1] IfA main headquarters are located at 2680 Woodlawn Drive in Honolulu, Hawaii, 21°18′27″N 157°48′41″W / 21.30750°N 157.81139°W / 21.30750; -157.81139, adjacent to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. Additional facilities are located at Pukalani, Maui and Hilo on Hawaiʻi island (the Big Island). IfA employs over 150 astronomers and support staff. IfA astronomers perform research into Solar System objects, stars, galaxies and cosmology.

The Institute for Astronomy was founded in 1967 to conduct research and to manage the observatory complexes at Haleakalā, Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea.[2] It has approximately 55 faculty and employs over 300 people.[3]

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  1. ^ "Doug Simons named new director for University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy". 2021-04-12.
  2. ^ National Research Council (2012). Building Hawaii's innovation economy: summary of a symposium. Policy and Global Affairs; Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives; Charles W. Wessner, Rapporteur. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. ISBN 978-0-309-25663-6. OCLC 802920749.
  3. ^ "About the Institute for Astronomy". Institute for Astronomy-University of Hawaii. Retrieved January 24, 2015.

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