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Starry Heavens Newsletter
April 2015
Hubble Hoopla
The Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old! Join in the festivities as the astronomy community celebrates one of the most famous tools of the trade--not only because of its vast contribution to science, but for its role linking astronomy to the public. Through hundreds of thousands of beautiful and stunning images, Hubble makes astronomy accessible to everyone, stimulating awareness of our place in the universe. 
While not everyone might be aware of these Hubble facts--
  • It was launched in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery;
  • It is named after famed American astronomer Edwin Hubble (who "discovered" galaxies and proposed the Expanding Universe Theory);
  • The satellite is approximately as long as a school bus;
  • It orbits approximately 343 miles above Earth's surface at around 17,500 mph, completing one orbit every 97 minutes;
  • The telescope's  primary mirror is 94.5 inch across, providing information to six other instruments;
  • It is powered by solar energy from two solar panels, each 25 feet long;
--almost everyone has seen at least some of Hubble's more iconic images. (see below)

Part of Hubble Deep Field Image (1995)

Eagle Nebula, "Pillars of Creation" (1995) 

Saturn in ultraviolet light (2003)

As breathtaking and awesome as these images are, there are literally thousands of Hubble images available online for anyone who wants to learn more about our cosmos. You can also be part of this 25-year milestone by voting for your favorite Hubble image. Go to to see the selection of finalists. The deadline for voting is April 6 so don't delay!
Between the website provided above and Hubble's main link (, it's easy to be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of images and information provided at these sites.  But you won't be disappointed, as you'll feel transported to places that humankind will probably never visit except through these amazing pictures.  Happy Birthday Hubble!
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April Schedule 
Below is the schedule for the month: more information on programs and updates to our schedule are posted on our website or our Facebook page.

One quick "housekeeping" note: although we recommend reservations for our programs, our published reservations line does NOT take calls or messages after 4pm on Fridays or on holidays. However, we DO have limited seats available on a first come, first served basis. Please plan on coming early (at least 30 minutes prior to the show) if you need a walk-in ticket. 

Wednesday, April 8– 7:00pm 
Stargazing  (Live program in the Imaginarium with Krissie Kellogg.)
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00pm*
Earth, Moon & Sun
Saturday, April 18 – 3:00pm*
Perfect Little Planet 
*NOTE: tickets for each show sold separately

Friday, April 24 – 7:00pm*
Friday, April 24 – 8:15pm *
Led Zeppelin
*NOTE: tickets for each show sold separately

Call (808) 235-7433 for reservations. 

You may find more details regarding these programs on our website, or call the Imaginarium office at (808) 235-7350. 
Or follow Imaginarium news via our Facebook posts.
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As always, we welcome your feedback or questions, or if you would like more information regarding our Adopt-a-Show sponsorship. Please feel free to phone or e-mail us at the contacts provided at the end of this newsletter.


Due to limited seating, we recommend making reservations for our programs.
Call (808) 235-7433 between 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
(Reservation phone line is not available on weekends.)
Please note: Credit and debit cards are not accepted at the box office.   An ATM is located on campus behind the Imaginarium building, next to The Hub coffeeshop.

Please arrive at the Imaginarium at least 30 minutes before showtime. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Imaginarium box office at least 15 minutes prior to start of program. Unclaimed tickets are released for sale to walk-in customers on a first come, first served basis.
Carolyn Kaichi, Imaginarium Manager
(808) 235-7350
Wednesday, Apr. 8
Earth, Moon & Sun

Saturday, Apr. 18
The Enchanted Reef

Saturday, Apr. 18
Dream to Fly

Friday, Apr. 24
Led Zeppelin

Friday, Apr. 24
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