Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, one of the world’s leading astronomical research centers, manages the Haleakalā Observatories on Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatories on the Big Island, and carry out its own program of fundamental research into the stars, planets, and galaxies that make up our Universe. The Institute’s broad-based program includes studies of the Sun, planets, and stars, as well as interstellar matter, galaxies, and cosmology.