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Starry Heavens Newsletter
February 2018

It’s February already! Time flies when you’re having fun and February is a fun-filled month at the Imaginarium.

Valentine's Day Show

First and foremost, our ever-popular Valentine’s Day Stargazing Specials occur on the second Wednesday of February, which coincidentally is Valentine’s Day.
Join Krissie Kellogg for the tales of Star-Crossed Lovers featuring the uncensored stories of love, loss and affairs of the heart in the constellations. These live segment shows have been customized for adults 18 years and older. You have your choice of a 7p.m. or 8:15p.m. show time. The $10 cover includes admission, a rose, sweets and photo booth. Can’t wait to see you with your valentine.
We are also looking forward to supporting the participants in the Windward District Science Fair and will be encouraging these budding scientists to consider Windward Community College as they pursue their education in the sciences. Just imagine taking astronomy at a college that has its own planetarium and Observatory.
February 23, the Imaginarium will premiere “Stars of the Pharaohs” made possible by the friends and family of the late Windward Community College Ambassador, Tom Masterson. This show has been remastered in his memory and his cartouche has been added to the credits.

Coming Soon . . . . .
  . . .on March  8, to be precise, we will host, in partnership with The Bishop Museum, “Plutopalooza” at the Hokulani Imaginarium   - Thursday, March 8th, from 5:00-7:30pm.

Join us for a fast-paced evening of space talk with a talented team of scientists that collaborated on the New Horizons probe that conducted a six-month reconnaissance flyby of Pluto and its moons.  The mission team will share their own unique efforts and career talks with us here at the Imaginarium while the probe continues to travel through space. The scientists will be on hand to talk about the past mission and speak to the future of space exploration. In particular, the New Horizons mission continues as the probe moves on for a New Year’s Day 2019 flyby of a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt.    

Your admission fee includes the 1-hour scientists talk as well as a Planetarium show experience.  The event lasts approximately 2 ¼ hours

Pricing:  Adult - $10, Youth (4-17) - $7, Child (under 4) – Free, WCC Students with ID - $7.

Please be sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss any of these timed activities.

The program is appropriate for all ages and levels of space enthusiasts.  

This program is brought to Windward Community College through a special partnership with Bishop Museum.  If you cannot attend the event on March 8th at Windward Community College, there is another offering on March 9th at Bishop Museum.

Since our Bishop Museum partners in this event have the ability to take credit and bank card payments, you can make reservations and obtain tickets on-line at: Bishop Museum tickets
You can also call WCC to reserve tickets at 235-7433.

The mission team scientists who will be on hand include: 
Mark Buie, New Horizons co-investigator with Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Co. Pluto has been a major focus of his research since 1983.  Mark also has a project known as and is enlisting students to help measure the sizes of other objects in the Kuiper Belt.
Alice Bowman, New Horizons Missions Operations Manager, aka MOM, works at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. She leads the team that controls the spacecraft now about 3.7 billion miles from Earth. 
Dr. Veronica Bray is a research scientist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Her expertise in “comparative planetology” has been important to the geology and geophysics section of the New Horizons team. 
 Kerri Beisser is a Program Manager for the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).  She was also a Program Manager for NASA’s Cassini, STARDUST and Galileo missions. 
Randy Monroe is a middle school science teacher.  He is a long time member of the New Horizons Education Team. 

We are excited about this collaboration with the Bishop Museum and look forward to seeing you at “Plutopalooza”.



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 new admission prices beginning August 2017 are:
  • $8 General admission
  • $7 WCC students, military, seniors (65 years or older), with ID
  • $6 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

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.
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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.
Dineene O'Connor
Manager, Hōkūlani Imaginarium
Windward Community College
Hale Imiloa 135A
Office (808) 235-7350

Earth, Moon and Sunday,
Saturday, February 10,
1:00 pm
Cowboy Astronomer,
Saturday, February 10,
2:00 pm
Star-Crossed Lovers
Valentines Day Special
with Krissie Kellogg

must be 18 yrs+
Wednesday, February 14,
7:00 pm and 8:15 pm
Stars of the Pharaohs
Friday, February 23,
7:00 pm 

Dawn of the Space Age,
Friday, February 23,
8:15 pm
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