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Starry Heavens Newsletter
December 2019

The Holiday Season is upon Us
When decorating a Christmas tree, many individuals place a star at the top of the tree symbolizing the star of Bethlehem that guided the Wise Men to the Christ child. But was it a star? Many sky watchers, astronomers, stargazers and historians have pondered this question. Perhaps Hokulani Imaginarium can shed some light on this age-old question. Join us Friday, December 6, at 8:15 p.m. to ponder and explore the possible explanations of the Star of Bethlehem.

Also join us for a special discounted show, Season of Light, priced just right for a holiday special flat rate of $5, Saturday, December 21, at 2p.m. This is a visually rich show about the darkest and coldest time of year, winter. The show explains why we have seasons and traces the origins of many of the world’s most enduring customs from Christmas trees to the Hanukkah Menorah, Santa to the Star of Bethlehem.

Reasons to Look Up Into the December Night Sky

Geminids Meteor Shower
December 13-14, 2019
This is one of the best meteor showers with up to 120 multicolored meteors at its peak. The debris left from asteroid 3200 Phaethon runs from December 7-18 but peaks the night of December 13th. Unfortunately there will be almost a full moon which will block out a lot of the meteors but you may still catch some of the brighter ones.

                                                                    picture by Darius Copac Dec. 21, 2017
Ursids Meteor Shower

December 21-22, 2019
The dust grains left by the Tuttle comet produces 5-10 meteors per hour during its peak the night of the 21st. The shower runs from December 17-25, and on the night of the 21st, the waning crescent moon shouldn’t interfere with the viewing.

A change at the Imaginarium
We no longer take reservations. All tickets for public shows will be sold on a walk-up basis only. For recorded information on our Imaginarium shows, please call 236-9170. This number only provides our pre-recorded message and does not accept caller voice messages. If you need to contact the Imaginarium staff, please call 235-7350.

For more information about this family-friendly event, contact Imaginarium Manager Dineene O‘Connor at 808-235-7350 or                                                                              


Our admission prices 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 tickets at the Imaginarium Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to showtime.
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.
Dineene O'Connor
Manager, Hōkūlani Imaginarium
Windward Community College
Hale Imiloa 135A
Office (808) 235-7350

Dream to Fly
Friday, December 6,
7:00 pm

Star of Bethlehem:
The Magi's Story
Friday, December 6,
8:15 pm


with Krissie Kellogg

Wednesday, December 11,
7:00 pm

One World, One Sky:
Big Bird's Adventure
Special Holiday flat rate $5

Saturday, December 21,
1:00 pm
Season of Light
Special Holiday flat rate $5
Saturday, December 21,
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