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Astronomers land in Isles

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    Dyron Mack, left, of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society brought his Celestron Evolution 8 telescope to let people, including Samara Robles, 7, and her mother, Liria Robles, take a look at Saturn during a stargazing party at Magic Island on Monday.
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    Norio Kaifu, president of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, addressed the gathering during the opening ceremony of the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly. The International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly opened to 2500 astronomers from 75 countries for its 11-day conference at the Hawaii Convention Center, the first IAU conference to be held in Hawaii and the first in the US since 1988.
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    David Lassner, president of the University of Hawai‘i System, addressed the gathering in the opening ceremony of the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly. The International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly opened to 2500 astronomers from 75 countries for its 11-day conference at the Hawaii Convention Center, the first IAU conference to be held in Hawaii and the first in the US since 1988.
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    Dyron Mack, left, of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society, brought his Celestron Evolution 8 telescope to let people, including Caron Knellberg, a look at Saturn, during a stargazing party at Magic Island. The International Astronomical Union offered a free , open to the public stargazing party at Magic Island in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly, which is being held over an 11-day period at the Hawaii Convention Center.
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    Erika Wyrtki tries to spot Jupiter while looking through Mike Lum's 8" Dobsonian telescope during a stargazing party at Magic Island (Lum stands at left). The International Astronomical Union offered a free , open to the public stargazing party at Magic Island in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly, which is being held over an 11-day period at the Hawaii Convention Center.
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    2015 August 3 CTY - Astronomy Conference Opening - Attendees listen to speakers during the opening ceremony of the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly. The International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly opened to 2500 astronomers from 75 countries for its 11-day conference at the Hawaii Convention Center, the first IAU conference to be held in Hawaii and the first in the US since 1988. HSA photo by
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    Gunther Hasinger of the UH Institute for Astronomy opened the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly on Monday, holding up a proclamation by Mayor Kirk Caldwell that proclaimed Aug. 3, 2015, International Astronomical Union General Assembly Day.
  • BRUCE ASATO
    Mike Lum looks through his 8" Dobsonian telescope for Jupiter during a stargazing party at Magic Island. The International Astronomical Union offered a free , open to the public stargazing party at Magic Island in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union XXIX General Assembly, which is being held over an 11-day period at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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