Kilolani Masthead
Iulai (July) 2017
Volume 12, Issue 7
Gardens at 'Imiloa

Lahaina Noon
Lahaina Noon by Gary Petrison
Photo by Gary Petrison
If you missed Lahaina Noon in May mark your calendars for the second and final occurrence this year. It will take place (weather permitting) on July 24 at 12:27 pm (Hilo time). This phenomenon, where the sun is exactly overhead, brings the shadow of the beams in our atrium skylight into alignment with our floor mosaic, "Voyage of the Navigator."
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Due to high interest and demand, 'Imiloa now carries fidget spinners, "the must-have office toy for 2017"! $6.00. Inquiries? Call our store at (808) 932-8903. Don't forget to ask for your 10% member discount. You will also receive Member Loyalty Credit for additional savings!
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Mahalo for your support of our programs. Please send your comments and feedback to our Membership Office at membership@imiloahawaii.org or call (808) 932-8926.

PlanetariumClosedPlanetarium Temporarily Closed

We are currently undergoing unexpected technical difficulties, requiring us to temporarily close the planetarium. We will be sure to let you know when it's back up and running. We apologize for this inconvenience.
FeedbackWe Listened to Your Feedback!

Introducing New Live Presentations

Mahalo to those who participated in 'Imiloa's first-ever membership focus groups held in March. Your feedback on membership and the center in general was extremely valuable, and we are already using it to determine what changes we can make to improve your experience. Many of your comments aligned with initiatives that we had previously identified to increase the variety of our programming and to make the exhibit hall experience more interactive and dynamic.

We are now offering live presentations on astronomy topics in our CyberCANOE data visualization theatre. If you haven't yet experienced 'Imiloa's CyberCANOE (Collaborative, Analytics, Navigation and Observation Environment), take advantage of these daily offerings and explore one of our newer exhibit spaces! CyberCANOELive astronomy talks are currently offered in CyberCANOE at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm daily (Tues-Sun). Times are subject to change, with the possibility of additional offerings so please check with the front desk when you come in.
 
Keiki will also have an opportunity to participate in interactive programming and activities exploring "Earth, Sea, and Sky" in the exhibit hall during Keiki Hour every Saturday in July at 10 am.

So make a point to stop by the center this summer so you can enjoy a live presentation and a more interactive experience!
HokuleaHomecoming'Imiloa Helps Welcome Hokule'a Home

'Imiloa was privileged to play a role in the celebration of Hokule'a's recent homecoming from the Polynesian Voyaging Society's (PVS) historic three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. During June 18-20, 'Imiloa hosted three different activity stations at the Honolulu Convention Center and delivered outreach to an estimated 4,500 visitors of all ages. With the expert assistance of returned PVS crew members, we shared our signature programming on Hawaiian navigational starlines inside a portable planetarium (thank you to the Bishop Museum for letting us borrow their dome!). We also offered interactive training on the Hawaiian star compass and sold 'Imiloa-branded merchandise from our Hilo store. Mahalo to all our members and friends who stopped by the Convention Center to participate!
Hawaiian Star Compass
AhiaTalk Oceanic Navigational Astronomy, July 7 at 7 pm

Join 'Ahia Dye, 'Imiloa's Planetarium Technician and Support Facilitator, in Moanahoku Hall on Friday, July 7 at 7:00 pm, when she discusses Oceanic
Ahia DyeNavigational Astronomy
Some 30,000 years ago, a voyaging people sailed from their origin in Southeast Asia and began an epic oceanic migration which populated Indonesia, Australia and eventually the islands in the Pacific. Today this legacy continues as evidenced by the recently completed Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Come learn about different perspectives on navigational astronomy and indigenous techniques of wayfinding, and see how these techniques have evolved into modern day wayfinding.

Member ticket pricing is $8 for UHH/HawCC Student, Kupuna, Individual, Dual, and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. General admission tickets are $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the 'Imiloa front desk or by phone at 932-8901. 
CampSummer Camp begins July 10th!

'Imiloa Astronomy Center, Mokupapapa Discovery Center and the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum are teaming up this summer to deliver Technologies of Tomorrow, a five-day science camp to be held at 'Imiloa, open to students who have completed grades 1-6.

The camp will feature a variety of science, technology, engineering and math-related lessons and activities each day from 7:30 am - 4 pm, Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14.

Cost: $225 for 'Imiloa members, $250 for general public.

Summer Camp flyer 2017Space is still available! To Register: Complete the Camp Registration Form and return to 'Imiloa's front desk along with payment. Your registration is not complete until you return the Camp Registration form, signed by you and your child, along with full tuition payment. 'Imiloa is open Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm (closed Mondays).
PerspectivesofAstronomy Perspectives of Astronomy, July 14 at 7 pm

Join Emily Peavy, 'Imiloa's Planetarium Technician and Support Facilitator, on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 pm, as she discusses Perspectives of Astronomy.
Emily Peavy
Astronomical ideas have existed as long as people have been able to look up at the stars. The term "astronomy" has evolved greatly over the centuries. Today the term refers to the scientific study of the stars and other celestial objects. However the concepts that make up astronomy (the universe, stars, constellations, etc.) can have different connotations to different people. In this presentation Emily explores the idea of astronomy as a science and its importance to people through personal experiences.

Member ticket pricing is $8 for UHH/HawCC Student, Kupuna, Individual, Dual, and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. General admission tickets are $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the 'Imiloa front desk or by phone at 932-8901. 
MKSMaunakea Skies, July 21 at 7 pm
   
2017 July MKS HasingerJuly 's Topic:
Astronomy's Limitless Journey

Speaker:
Dr. Günther Hasinger, Director, Institute for Astronomy

Host:
Emily Peavy, 'Imiloa


When observing the sky on a very clear, dark night, one can see the soft glow of the Milky Way and its thousands of stars with the naked eye. Over the centuries since Galileo first pointed a telescope at the galaxy in 1609, this awe-inspiring yet easily visible panorama constituted our cosmos, our entire celestial world. With each new scientific discovery, however, this cosmos has grown dramatically, expanding rapidly over the last several decades. As we look deeper into space, the earlier phases of the cosmos are unveiled to us, but we know that even with the largest telescopes, we see only a tiny fraction of the vast expanse of the universe. Learn more about this quest to understand our universe at 'Imiloa's next Maunakea Skies talk with Dr. Günther Hasinger, Director of the Institute for Astronomy and author of Astronomy's Limitless Journey, on Friday, July 21 at 7:00 pm. Read more >

'Imiloa's monthly Maunakea Skies presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. A special guest representing one of Maunakea's world-class observatories presents on a topic of his/her choosing. After the presentation, audience members are able to ask their own astronomy questions during a Q&A with the special guest presenter.

Member ticket pricing is $8 for UHH/HawCC Student, Kupuna, Individual, Dual, and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. General admission tickets are $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the 'Imiloa front desk or by phone at 932-8901. 
NavigatingtheNightSky Navigating the Night Sky, July 28 at 7:30 pm
 
2017 July Navigating the Night Sky Navigating the Night Sky is an interactive program that features live observation from the Visitor Information Station (VIS) on Maunakea, coupled with a presentation by 'Imiloa staff on the Oceanic navigational starlines and Hawaiian Star Compass. Join us Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm.

Member ticket pricing is $8 for UHH/HawCC Student, Kupuna, Individual, Dual, and Family Members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. General admission tickets are $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the 'Imiloa front desk or by phone at 932-8901.
ImageImage of the Month

Maunakea Star Trails Over Gemini

Maunakea Star trails over Gemini North
Image Credit: Gemini Observatory image by Joy Pollard

A one hour time-lapse sequence at the Gemini North telescope shot from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo's 88" telescope catwalk. The dark skies above Maunakea show a deep field of stars before moonrise.  The dome is illuminated (and reflected in the photo voltaic panels) by the tail-lights of a few passing cars.
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