Most faculty are based at IfA Mānoa, located in the city of Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Some are located on the neighbor islands, at our IfA Hilo and IfA Maui locations.


Christoph Baranec Astronomer

IfA Hawaii island, Hilo 214 (808) 932-2318; Manoa C109D (808) 956-8637
(808) 498-9817(808) 498-9817

Michael Bottom Assistant Astronomer

IfA Hawaii island, 215
(808) 932-2305(808) 932-2305

Mark Chun Specialist, Associate Director of IfA-Hilo

IfA Hawaii island, 215
(808) 932-2317(808) 932-2317
`imaka - A ground-layer adaptive optics testbed for Maunakea, Keck near-infrared pyramid wavefront sensor, MIRAO - A thermal infrared optimized AOS for TMT, UH88AM2 - A new adaptive secondary mirror for the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter Telescope

Michael Connelley Associate Astronomer; IRTF Support Scientist

IfA Hawaii island, 232
(808) 932-2370(808) 932-2370

Klaus Hodapp Astronomer Emeritus

IfA Hawaii island, Hilo 211
(808) 932-2313(808) 932-2313
JWST NIRCam GTO: Spectroscopy of spatially separated exoplanets, JWST NIRCam GTO: Dust and Ice in Molecular Cores

David Jones Assistant Astronomer

IfA Hawaii island