Journey Through the Universe is also partnering with local radio stations on 3 March 2021 to broadcast a free public talk, which will also be streamed live to NOIRLab’s Youtube channel. The talk features Lars Lindberg Christensen, NOIRLab’s Head of Communications, Education & Engagement, who will describe the exciting future of ground-based astronomy. The online audience will be able to ask questions and discuss the talk before enjoying virtual stargazing from Hawaiʻi and Arizona.

Another annual Journey event will be taking place virtually this year, the Astronomy Educators Reception presented by the Hawai‘i Island and Japanese Chambers of Commerce celebration on 1 March. This thank you celebration will include over 40 staff members from the Department of Education, our astronomy community and the broad business community on the Big Island.
Originally developed by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), Journey has expanded each year since its introduction in Hawai‘i by the staff of the Gemini Observatory in 2004.