2012 Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day

Photo of star compass at Onizuka Day.Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium was proud to again cosponsor Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day, an annual event in Hilo honoring Hawaii’s native son. Additional cosponsors are the American Savings Bank, The Onizuka Memorial Committee, the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Space Center, the Onizuka family, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Conference Center, and Future Flight Hawai‘i, together with the support of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association, the Waiakea High School Key Club, and the Zonta Club of Hilo. This year’s event, the 12th annual, featured 22 workshops, 27 displays by organizations and companies, and a special keynote address by NASA Astronaut Michael Fincke who shared a beautiful presentation of the history and future of amnned space flight. The day ended on a high note with a “Science is Fun” show by award-winning teacher “Mr. Science” Dale Olive (Waiakea High School). Pictured above are participants in a workshop that incorporated the Hawaiian star compass with wayfinding and canoe navigation (see canoe model in center of circle)

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