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Starry Heavens Newsletter
February 2023

Playing in February at the Imaginarium 

February is looking pretty busy at Hokulani Imaginarium 

Friday February 3, 7pm
Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
Sitting in darkness, hearing the sound of the conch shell and the first words of the ancient revered chant of the Kumu Lipo, the audience is immediately drawn into the story and enduring legacy between Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy. Become immersed in the story of Pele and Poli`ahu and the creation of the Hawaiian Islands. Gaze into the night sky, past planets, galaxies and swirling nebula—back to the beginning of the universe—and the words of the Kumu Lipo proclaiming that we all come from the blackness of space,- that we are all made of the stuff of stars.

8:15pm Dream to Fly
This stunning film visualizes the mystery of flight from early myths to Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers, and other inventors. Experience the adventure of achieving the immense and challenging dream of flying  

Wednesday February 8 - 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.

Tuesday February 14 - 7pm Star-Crossed Lovers. . . . . . .            
features the uncensored tales of love, loss and affairs of the heart in the constellations customized for adults 18 years and older.
$15 per person includes admission, sparkling beverage, flower, sweets, and photo booth. This is a great opportunity to do something fun and different with your romantic partner or friends.This is one show only at 7:00p.m. so be sure to make your reservation.

The fun starts with a sparkling beverage, 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 and proof of age are required. All this for a mere $15.

Friday February 17, 7:30pm drum rolllll. . . wait for it. . . . 

The Premiere of From Mercury with Love - Queen's rocking light show


Saturday February 25, 
1pm - Kalu'okahina 
is an enchanted tropical coral reef. The reef's colorful inhabitants have always lived in this peaceful, secret world--until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell! Now it's up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home. Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon..

2:15pm - Stars of the Pharaohs . . .
Journey back 6,000 years to the land of ancient Egypt to view the stars in its desert skies. The journey through this ancient culture will showcase the earliest calendar ever devised based on the rising of the star Sirius and its ability to predict the annual flooding of the Nile River. Stars of the Pharaohs, originally produced by the Buhl Planetarium, has been modified by Windward Community College’s Imaginarium to include visually rich graphics from Evans and Sutherland.

A New Comet for your viewing pleasure February 2

A comet discovered in March 2022 made its closest approach to the sun January 12, according to NASA. The comet, spotted by astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, is named C/2022 E3 (ZTF) and will make its closest pass of Earth on February 2.

The comet may be visible to the unaided eye around February 2 when it will be the brightest. It is best visible through binoculars and a greenish color might be detected due to the preponderance of carbon in the comet.

The comet has been visible with binoculars in the morning sky for sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere during most of January. Skywatchers in Hawaii and the Southern Hemisphere have an opportunity to see it in early February, according to NASA.

More to see in our February Sky (All times a hst)
  • February 5, Full Moon 8:29am  (micro Full Moon -smallest and dimmest)
  • February 18, Moon at perigee (closest to Earth)  11:06 pm)
  • February 21, Conjunction of Moon-Venus (4 degrees apart) 6:45pm-8:30pm 
  • February 22, Conjunction of Moon-Jupiter (2.6 degrees apart 6:45pm-9:00pm)
  • February 27 ,Conjunction of Moon-Mars (1.2 degrees apart) (6:30 pm-2:15am)
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  • 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.

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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

Between Earth and Sky
Friday, February 3,

Dream to Fly
Friday,  February 3,

with Krissie Kellogg

Wed., February 8,
Star-Crossed Lovers
Valentine's Day Special $15
Must be 18+ years
Tuesday, February 14,


From Mercury with Love

Friday, February 17,
7:30 pm 
Saturday February 25,

Stars of the Pharaohs
Saturday February 25,


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