10:00 am - 02:00 pm
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and W. M. Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk from 10am-2pm on November 8th. The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system with the sun at Keck Observatory and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. The remaining booths are spaced at the distance they would be found if our solar system was the size of Waimea. Each booth will be run by a CFHT or Keck Observatory staff member and include an activity and fun information about the planet. Kids will be given a solar system passport at the start. As they visit each planet, they’ll receive a stamp on the passport. Each keiki that completes their passport will receive a coupon for one free admission to Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. Everyone is welcome to refreshments at the end.