HILO, Hawaii – Every student attending the University of Hawai’i at Hilo will be offered a complimentary individual membership to the University’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Students with a valid I.D. who are registered for the 2016-2017 academic year will be able to enjoy four free daily shows in the full-dome planetarium, full access to the interactive exhibit hall, plus discounts on special events and purchases at ‘Imiloa’s award-winning Sky Garden Restaurant and on-site store.
“Very few universities can boast an on-campus resource like the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, which showcases Mauna Kea and its cultural and scientific value, especially way-finding and astronomy,” said Chancellor Don Straney in a media release announcing the new student benefit. “We greatly appreciate this gesture and encourage all of our students to take advantage of the benefits ‘Imiloa has to offer throughout the academic year.”
“One of the goals ‘Imiloa has set for our second decade is to take our programming across the island, the state and beyond. At the same time, however, we are committed to amplifying our impact here at home,” said `Imiloa Executive Director Ka’iu Kimura. “What better way to inspire the next generation than to deepen our ties to UH Hilo and the community of students at our doorstep?”
Students can activate their free membership by visiting the Imiloa website.