May the 4th is an unofficial Star Wars holiday.
Honolulu Community College in partnership with the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy and the HonCC Hawaiian Center will be hosting a free public event to celebrate the unofficial fandom holiday of George Lucus’s film Star Wars – May the 4th Be With You.
During the day, student life will kick off the festivities with Star Wars activities for the students in the student lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will culminate in the evening event. There will be various activities like photo booths, free Han from the carbonite, light saber skills tests (you will be shot at with nerf arrows and have to bat them away), astronomy presentations from grad students and post docs, Star Wars themed foods like Yoda-mome, and much more.
From 6 to 9 p.m. , there will be Star Wars themed presentations by faculty with the Institute of Astronomy, star gazing with telescopes, traditional Hawaiian navigation using the star compass with our instructor Kaiulani Murphy, cosplay, keiki activities and lightsaber demonstrations.
May the 4th happens to be last day of instruction for students. So it’s a nice way to celebrate the end of the semester as they prepare for finals and graduation the following week.
Honolulu Community College is committed to our focus in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I’d like to thank our STEM Outreach sub-committee and the Student Activities Board for planning these two events.