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Starry Heavens Newsletter
December 2022

Playing in December at the Imaginarium 

Join us to celebrate the holiday season at Hokulani Imaginarium in December

Friday December 2
7pm Season of Light . . . .
is a family friendly, visually rich show about the darkest 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, the Hanukkah Menorah, and Santa to the Star of Bethlehem.

8:15pm Stars-Powerhouses of the Universe
immerses you in the amazing story of stars. Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.   

Wednesday December 12 - 7pm Stargazing 
Join the ever engaging and entertaining presenter/storyteller Krissie Kellogg  as she takes you on a tour of the starry night sky in the Imaginarium.

Saturday December 17
Flat Rate $5  This is a special $5 flat rate for each of the Saturday shows.
1pm Season of Light
For those who did not kick off the holiday season with this show, we reprise it since it is a family favorite for many of our patrons who return year after year to see this show. For many of our patrons it has become a family tradition. The show explains why we have seasons and traces the origins of many of the world’s most enduring customs from Christmas trees, the Hanukkah Menorah, and Santa to the Star of Bethlehem.

2:15pm Star of Bethlehem: the Magi’s Story
Flat Rate $5
Produced by our own Dr. Joe Ciotti and narrated by Billy V, Star of Bethlehem explores some of the astronomical possibilities for the Star that guided Wise Men to Bethlehem.  The show also recounts the story of the Wise Men­­–who they were, where they came from and why a Star could so entice them to embark on such a journey to a foreign place.

Have you ordered your Hokulani Imaginarium coloring book stocking stuffers yet??
Hokulani Imaginarium is offering for sale the “Star Story Coloring Book” featuring six star stories from Hawaii, China and Korea.These star stories are featured on the Imaginarium website as well as at the Imaginarium. They make a one-of-a-kind gift for your favorite young stargazer. You can’t get these books on Amazon or at a bookstore. These are special one-of-a-kind gifts. Proceeds from the sale of these books, which only cost $5.00, will go to help Windward Community College meet its year long goal to raise one million dollars for scholarships in honor of WCC’s 50 years of service to students and the community.

The coloring books can make a great holiday stocking stuffer or combined with markers and crayons make a holiday gift set. Email Dineene O’Connor, the Hokulani Imaginarium manager, your desired number of books. She will reserve them at the Hokulani Imaginarium ticket booth on the Windward Community College campus where you can pay for them (cash or check only) and pick them up before or after one of our regularly scheduled shows.
Her email address is:

  - Go for Launch 

If you missed it here it is

 Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test to launch SLS and send Orion around the Moon and back to Earth to thoroughly test its system before flights with astronauts. 


More to see in our December Sky (All times are HST)
  • December 1,Conjunction of Moon-Jupiter (2.7 degrees apart) (5:45 pm-6:00 am)
  • December 7, Full Moon 6:08pm  
  • December 7, Conjunction of Moon-Mars (0.5 degrees apart) (6:15 pm-6:15 am)
  • December 21, Winter Solstice (Shortest day of the year 10h 52m 37s; Honolulu sunrise 7:03:23 am; sunset 5:56:00 pm)
  • December 24, Conjunction of Moon-Mercury-Venus (5 degrees apart 6pm-6:45pm)
  • December 26, Conjunction of Moon-Saturn (7.5 degrees apart 6:30pm-9pm)
  • December 28, Conjunction of Mercury-Venus (1.3 degrees apart 6pm-6:45pm)
  • December 29, Conjunction Moon-Jupiter (4.3 degrees apart 6pm-11:30pm)
  • Check out our Celestial Events calendar for more.                                                                                            **********************************************************             
  • Reservations are recommended but no longer required.
  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • Proof of  vaccination and a photo ID are no longer required.
  • Please call 808-235-7350 for reservations.
  • Better yet email
  • Payment will be made on the day of the show at the ticket booth.
  • No credit card payments are taken. CASH or CHECK ONLY
For 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.

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

Season of Light
Friday, December 2,

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
Friday,  December 2

with Krissie Kellogg

Wed., December 14,
Season of Light
$5 flat rate

Saturday, December 17,


Star of Bethlehem
$5 Flat Rate
Saturday, December 17,
2:15 pm 
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