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Starry Heavens Newsletter
February 2020

Hōkūlani Imaginarium is proud to announce two special planetarium programs on Friday, February 14, featuring our "PG-21" Star-Crossed Lovers, back by popular demand on Valentine's Day. This is a great opportunity to do something fun and different with your romantic partner or friends.
Star-Crossed Lovers will be offered twice—at 7:00pm and 8:30pm.

Each showing will start with a bubbly libation, flowers and chocolates at our Aerospace Exploration Lab. An astro-themed photo booth will also be available, so bring your camera and post away! The festivities then proceed to the Imaginarium where resident star lore expert Krissie Kellogg will enlighten and entertain you with her "grown-up” version of constellation mythology. Some of these mythical gods and goddesses were rather unrestrained when it came to their romantic adventures, and these stories may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Come and join us for this special night—reservations for this special event are recommended and proof of age is required. Admission to the show is $20/person which includes a rose, candy and glass of bubbly.

While our new policy is not to take reservations for our public shows, since the Valentine's Day shows are a special event that typically sell out, we are recommending reservations. Please call (808) 235-7321 or email to reserve your spot for this special event.

Who doesn't love the Waning Crescent Moon?

Photo by Russ Adams, Pike County, Ill.

On February 18, the last phase of the Lunar Month occurs with the beautiful Waning Crescent Moon - During the Waning Crescent Moon phase, the illuminated part of the Moon decreases from the lit up semicircle at the Third Quarter Moon until it disappears from view entirely at the New Moon.Waning means that it is getting smaller while crescent refers to the curved shape similar to a banana or a boat. The waning crescent moon is an intermediate moon phase and is the last phase of the lunar month. It starts just after the Third Quarter Moon and lasts until the next New Moon.

In Western Culture, we divide the lunar month into four primary and four intermediate Moon phases. Technically, the primary Moon phases occur at a specific moment in time, and the intermediate Moon phases take up the time in between.

The New Moon is the first primary phase and it occurs the moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon.

The moment a thin sliver of the Moon becomes visible after New Moon is the beginning of the first intermediate phase, the Waxing Crescent Moon

The First Quarter Moon is the second primary Moon phase and it is defined as the moment the Moon has reached the first quarter of its orbit around Earth, hence the name.

The second intermediate phase, the Waxing Gibbous Moon, lasts until the next primary phase. Waxing means that it is getting bigger. Gibbous refers to the shape, which is larger than the semicircle shape of the Moon at First Quarter, but smaller than a full circle.

The Full Moon is the third primary Moon phase and appears in the night sky when the Sun and the Moon are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.

The next intermediate Moon phase is the Waning Gibbous Moon. The portion of the visible half of the Moon illuminated decreases during this period.

The Third Quarter Moon the fourth primary moon phase and occurs the moment the opposite half of the Moon is illuminated compared to the First Quarter Moon.

The Waning Crescent Moon is the fourth intermediate Moon phase and is the last phase of the moon. The Sun illuminates less than half of the visible part of the Moon during this Moon phase

For more information about  Imaginarium shows and events contact:
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.
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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

Cowboy Astronomer
Friday, February 7,
7:00 pm

Led Zeppelin
Friday, Friday 7,
8:15 pm


with Krissie Kellogg

Wednesday, February 12,
7:00 pm

Valentine's Day Special
Star-Crossed Lovers

Friday, February 14,
7:00 pm and 8:30 p.m.
Double Feature:
Flight Adventure and Two
Small Pieces of Glass

Saturday, February 22,
Saturday, February 22,
2:15 pm
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