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Starry Heavens Newsletter
February 2022
   Let the good times roll! 
It's Mardi Gras season! Mardi Gras season begins after the feast of the three kings commonly known as the Epiphany. Last month the Imaginarium celebrated the Epiphany with the Star of Bethlehem shows that explored some of the astronomical possibilities for the Star that guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem.

This month the Imaginarium explores the astronomical roots of the Mardi Gras season from the Epiphany through lent to Easter. Krissie Kellogg's Mardi Gras Stargazing Show promises to be a trove of information illuminating the season's relationship to the moon and the vernal equinox. Have you ever noticed that "Fat Tuesday" does not occur on a full moon.

Oui,  Let the Good Times Roll with Led Zeppelin


On Friday, February 4, at 8:15p.m.
"Led Zeppelin" is back in the Imaginarium. People have been calling and emailing to find out when it will return to our schedule as it remains one of the most popular music shows ever performed in planetariums.  The boys are back and we are ready to rock and roll.

On Friday, February 4, at 7:00p.m.
the Imaginarium will premier Asteroid-Mission Extreme, narrated by Sigourney Weaver. 
 This full dome show takes audiences on a journey 65 million years in the making to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for those of us on planet Earth. This is not science fiction. This is the not too distant future.

Actually, The University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) leads the world in its efforts and ability to discover Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAS).

 Pan-STARRS1 and Pan-STARRS2 telescopes on Haleakalā. (Photo credit: Jason Chu)

Hawaii’s Eyes on the Sky – Protectors of Earth
 IfA recently received a $15 million NASA grant to continue its world-leading efforts. IfA’s Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) located atop Haleakala currently find nearly as many NEOs and PHAs as the rest of the world’s observatories combined.

The Pan-STARRS team of astronomers has had a huge impact on astronomy with a host of discoveries, which include the discovery of thousands of near-Earth objects, hundreds of Kuiper belt objects, dozens of comets, as well as, Oumuamua, the first interstellar object. Pan-STARRS data is available to the world and it has become the photometric standard for astronomical research. The Pan-STARRS archive of survey data is one of the most heavily used archives in astronomy throughout the world.


We hope to see you in February as we continue to relaunch the Imaginarium. 
  • Reservations are required along with proof of vaccination and a photo ID.
  • Please call 808-235-7350 for reservations.
  • Better yet email
  • Provide your name, address, email, telephone #, the date and time of the show you wish to see and the number of tickets you wish. We can only seat people together in groups of 5 to promote social distancing.
  • Seating will be limited to promote social distancing to a max of 44 seats per show.
  • Seats will be assigned. Doors will open one half hour before each show to begin seating. 
  • As you reserve your seats you will be told the row and number of the seat/s so that you can see the seat location on the seating chart that has been uploaded to our web site. See link below. 
  • Payment will be made on the day of the show at the ticket booth.
  • No credit card payments are taken. CASH or CHECK ONLY
We know this is a departure from the Imaginarium's operations. Bear in mind these departures are required and aim to keep everyone healthy, and are in conformance with our required Mitigation Plan. See link below.                                                                                            

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
Asteroid - Mission Extreme
Friday, Feb. 4, 7:00p.m.
(Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m.)
Led Zeppelin
Friday, Feb. 4,

Stargazing with
Krissie Kellogg
Wednesday, Feb. 9,

Double Feature
Flight Adventure
Saturday, Feb. 26,

Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday, Feb. 26,


Saturday, Feb. 26,
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