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Starry Heavens Newsletter
July 2016
Fall Season Announcement
The evening of Wednesday, August 10, 2016 is the kick-off for the fall season of planetarium shows at The Hōkūlani Imaginarium on the campus of Windward Community College. Attendees during the ensuing six months will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 33 showtimes on 20 dates through January 21, 2017. Shows range from live stargazing, rock music inspired light shows, Sesame Street animation, interactive space journeys, examinations of the culture and history of the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, to exploration of some of the warmest and brightest celebrations in the darkest and coldest time of the year, winter.
Featured midway through the Imaginarium’s fall season will be showings of “Earth Moon and Sun” at 11:00 a.m. and “Maunakea Between Earth and Sky” at 12:00 p.m. for the special price of $4 per person during the Windward Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday, October 1. The $4 per person price will also be in effect for uniquely eerie Halloween shows during the annual Haunted Village event the evening of Friday, October 28. Tickets for both event showings are available at the Imaginarium Box Office only.
A full schedule of public show dates, times, and descriptions are available on the Center for Aerospace Education’s Imaginarium webpage. Reservations can be made by calling (808) 235-7433 between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; phone line is not available on weekends or holidays.
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K-12 Education Opportunities
The core goal of the Center for Aerospace Education (CAE) is igniting a lifelong love of science in students; this goal is realized through the large number of K-12 student groups that visit the CAE during the school year, in addition to the many keiki summer program groups who visit during the months of June and July. Teachers can arrange weekday private sessions for their classes in the Aerospace Exploration Lab and/or Imaginarium; a home lunch area is available as part of a visit as well. Bookings are generally arranged for Mondays thru Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Full school visit information can be found at this link; to book a school group please call (808) 235-7321.
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Future Science
NASA’s Juno spacecraft achieved successful orbit around Jupiter on July 4th after traveling over 1.7 billion miles following the mission launch on August 5, 2011. Monitoring the mission’s findings as it explores the planet for the next 20 months could prove fascinating. The overall goal of the mission is a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the planet through investigation of Jupiter’s solid planetary core (if it has one), mapping of its intense magnetic field, measuring the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, observing the planet's auroras, and close-up evaluation of the gas giant's red spot (which is three times the diameter of Earth). You can follow the mission on NASA's Juno webpage as discoveries are made; the spacecraft is scheduled to deorbit into Jupiter in February 2018.

Reservations Suggested
Due to limited seating of 84 attendees in the Imaginarium, we recommend making reservations for our programs. Call (808) 235-7433 between 8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. Reservation phone line is not available on weekends or holidays.

Our admission prices are:
  • $7 General admission
  • $6 WCC students, military, seniors (65 years or older), with ID
  • $5 Children (ages 4-12 years)
  • Free for children under 4 years of age (1 per paying adult), and WCC faculty or staff with university ID
CASH & CHECK ONLY.  An ATM is located on campus behind the Imaginarium building, next to The Hub coffee shop.

Please pick up and pay for reserved tickets at the Imaginarium Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to showtime. Unclaimed tickets may be sold to waiting customers on a first come, first served basis.
Please visit and LIKE our WCC Imaginarium Facebook Page.

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As always, we welcome your feedback or questions, feel free to phone (808) 235-7350 or email to If you would like information regarding our Adopt-a-Show sponsorship program please click here.
Larry Wiss
Manager, Hōkūlani Imaginarium
Windward Community College
Hale Imiloa 135A
Office (808) 235-7350

Wednesday, August 10
Ancient Skies
Friday, August 12
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Friday, August 12

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Saturday, August 20
Flying Monsters
Saturday, August 20
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