In my research, I study how galaxies evolve in different environments. Most of my time is spent organizing and coordinating the IfA’s many outreach programs – school visits, stargazing events, public talks, our annual Open House, press releases, and social media.

I am also the head of the UH National Gemini Office, and teach undergraduate astronomy classes.



  • UH National Gemini Office Head
  • UH rep to Gemini Operations Working Group


I teach ASTR301 – Observational Projects, one of the core classes for our undergraduate major.


I coordinate the majority of the IfA’s outreach programs. Some of these are listed on our Special Events page. These include:

  • Public talks on Oahu
  • Stargazing events
  • School visits
  • IfA tours
  • Manoa Open House

I also act as the Public Information Officer, handling all of our press releases.




Roy R Gal

Associate Specialist
Ph.D. 2001, Caltech
  • ORELSE survey, Outreach
IfA Mānoa, C-102
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