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Louise Good

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Aloha from the Editor

When I joined the staff of the Institute for Astronomy in January 1983, it never occurred to me that I would work here for over thirty years. But there are few things more exciting than studying the Universe, so every other job I looked at seemed rather pedestrian.

This is the last issue I will edit. I am retiring at the end of the year. Carolyn Kaichi, the new outreach officer based in the IfA Hilo office, will be the new editor. She has many years of experience explaining science to the public while working at the Bishop Museum J. Watumull Planetarium, the Hawaii Academy of Sciences, and Windward Community College's Hōkūlani Imaginarium.

Not only will this newsletter have a new editor, it will also have a new format. The printed version, so beautifully executed by Karen Teramura, has been expensive and time-consuming to produce, so it is being discontinued. The software that has generated the web version is about 15 years old, ancient in digital terms, so it is time for a redesign. The newsletter will hereafter be shorter and more frequent to better keep you up to date about the happenings at IfA, and it will be delivered to you via email. I hope you will enjoy it.

If you receive notifications of IfA events, you are already on the email list for the new newsletter. If you don’t receive these notifications and would like to receive the newsletter, send an email to with the subject line “Add to email list.”

Louise Good

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