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Stargazing, astronaut points of view and a coyote’s visit to the planets kick off Windward Community College’s Imaginarium summer schedule. The programs from June 15 to August 27 provide audiences with immersive full-dome planetarium experiences.

Imaginarium Manager Dineene O’Connor will host Stargazing on June 8 at 7 p.m., where the audience will find their way to Tahiti and discover some of the magical astronomical delights “down under” before returning to Hawaiʻi to end with the adventures of our favorite Hawaiian trickster, Maui.

Earth, Moon and Sun on June 25 at 1 p.m. and Astronaut will be shown at 2:15 p.m. The first explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has a razor-sharp wit, but is a bit confused about what he sees in the sky. Then, find out what it takes to be an astronaut! Explore inner and outer space as you experience a rocket launch from an astronaut’s point of view and float around the International Space Station in microgravity.

Tickets

  • $6 Child (4–12 years)
  • $7 Windward CC students, staff, military and seniors 65 and over with ID
  • $8 General admission (13 years and over)

No assigned seating. Facemasks required.

Reservations or more information

Call (808) 235-7350 or (808) 235-7321 or email O’Connor at dineene@hawaii.edu.

No advanced ticket sales. Please arrive at the box office 15 minutes prior to showtime to purchase tickets. No credit cards will be accepted. CASH or CHECK payment only.

Summer shows and showtimes:

  • Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. – Stargazing
  • Saturday June 25, 1 p.m. – Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Saturday June 25, 2:15 p.m. – Astronaut

Friday, July 1, 7 p.m. – Dream to Fly

Discover 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, with the program’s powerful imagery and music.

Friday, July 1, 8:15 p.m. – To Space and Back

Space exploration—our greatest adventure—is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and Back is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m. – STARGAZING with Krissie Kellogg

Saturday, July 23, 1 p.m. – Dawn of the Space Age

Relive the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space.

Saturday, July 23, 2:15 p.m. – Asteroids: Mission Extreme

Go on a journey 65 million years in the making to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for us on planet Earth. The danger, of course, lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision; the opportunity is the crazy idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds—veritable way stations in space.

Friday, August 5, 7 p.m. (double feature) – Earthquake

A sweeping geological journey providing evidence of a restless planet with forces that transform the surface of Earth. Fly along the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior. Journey back in time to witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago.

Solar Quest

A planetarium short feature that provides an overview of the Sun–Earth environment. Detailed and high-quality animations and videos demonstrate various solar phenomena such as fusion, light energy and solar surface features and phenomena.

Friday, August 5, 8:15 p.m. (double feature) – Cosmic Collisions

Dynamic and dazzling, cosmic collisions have created many things we take for granted—the glowing Moon, the Sun’s warmth and light, changing seasons and waves. They’ve ended the age of the dinosaurs and changed the very map of the cosmos, reforming galaxies and giving birth to new stars and new worlds.

Waiting Far Away

Follow in the footsteps of a cosmic traveler as he shares a wild story of grand mysteries he has uncovered while journeying deep into intergalactic space.

Wednesday, August 10, 7 p.m. – STARGAZING with Krissie Kellogg

Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. – Pink Floyd: The Wall

Experience the classic 1979 rock album in a stunning HD digital interpretation of sight and sound, created specifically for full dome theaters. Great musical entertainment!

Saturday, August 27, 1 p.m. – Larry: Cat in Space

Primarily for grades K-3, this show is an imaginative story about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Through Larry’s eyes, the audience observes his human family, a group of enthusiastic sky-watchers.

Saturday, August 27, 2:15 p.m. – Cowboy Astronomer

A skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping and astronomy tidbits, all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer and poet, Baxter Black.

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