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Gary Fujihara


Ambassador Since 2004

Hilo, Hawaii 96720
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Gary Fujihara Childhood held a fascination with space for Gary, from television shows like "Lost in Space" and "Star Trek" to NASA's Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space missions, culminating with mankind's giant leap to the moon. Gary has worked in numerous industries as a musician, graphic artist, software developer and telescope operator for the Subaru Telescope. He now brings many of those diverse skills together in his current position as the Science Education and Public Outreach officer for the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. He is proud to be bringing astronomy and space science to the public for an organization responsible for the management of Mauna Kea Observatories, perhaps the best terrestrial based astronomical site in the northern hemisphere if not the world. Gary created AstroDay in 2002, an astronomy day event on the Big Island of Hawaii that educates people about astronomy, and the sacred place from which it is conducted: Mauna Kea. Astroday won awards in both years since it's inception, including an inaugural "Best Astronomy Day of the Year" award issued by the Astronomical League and Sky and Telescope magazine. Gary brings his passion and energy to this program and welcomes inquiries and collaborations with ambassadors and the general public. E komo mai, a e imi pili pu kakou i ka na'auao. (lit: welcome, and together let's seek knowledge.)


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

JTTU - Family Science Night
Imiloa Astronomy Center

Journey Through the Universe
Keaukaha Elementary School

Onizuka Science Day
University of Hawaii, Hilo

Science and Technology on Mauna Kea
Keaau High School

Solar Week at Haaheo School
Haaheo School


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