Kilolani Masthead
Iune (June) 2017
Volume 12, Issue 6
Gardens at 'Imiloa

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New 'Imiloa metal keychains are available in the store for $5. 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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Led Zeppelin
The next Led Zeppelin Planetarium Rock Show dates are Fridays, June 2, 9 & 23 at 7 pm. See the music come to life!
Stargazing Live
Stargazing Live
View the cold, clear Maunakea night sky from the comfort of the 'Imiloa planetarium during Stargazing Live. Join us on a journey to explore the stars and distant celestial objects from Maunakea's 9,000-foot level in real time. The next program will take place on Friday,
June 30 at 7:30 pm.

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Mahalo for your support of our programs. Please send your comments and feedback to our Membership Office at or call (808) 932-8926.

MoleculariumShowNew Children's Planetarium Show: Molecularium
Molecularium logo'Imiloa is excited to announce that we've expanded our planetarium lineup with a new keiki show, Molecularium, which will be shown at 3:00 pm daily Tuesdays-Sundays throughout June and July, as well as 10:00 am on Saturdays in June. Admission to regularly scheduled planetarium shows is always free to members.

Molecularium, an award-winning digital dome experience, is a science lesson, a thrill-ride, and a magical musical adventure into the world of atoms and molecules. Aboard the magical ship Molecularium, the audience joins a cast of atomic characters on an immersive and unforgettable adventure into the nanoscale universe. Explore billions and trillions of atoms and molecules with Oxy, a precocious oxygen atom, and Hydro and Hydra, her wacky hydrogen pals. Travel from the atomic structure of a snowflake into the far reaches of space aboard the Molecularium!

Transported into the world of atoms, viewers learn about the water cycle and the three states of matter, and understand that everything is made of atoms and molecules. Aligned with national science standards for elementary schools, Molecularium is appropriate for grades K-4, but audiences of all ages will have fun and learn a lot along the way! Show time: 25 minutes.

Click above to view the trailer for Molecularium
Click above to view the trailer for Molecularium
CampSummer Camp Registration

Summer Camp 2017: Technologies of Tomorrow 
Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Camp flyer 2017Join us for a fun and educational summer camp filled with engaging activities about Astronomy, Natural Environment, Marine Science, Technology and Aviation! Camp is open to students who have completed grades 1-6.

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

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).
MKSMaunakea Skies, June 16 at 7 pm
June 's Topic:
The Search for the Origin of Gold

gold Speaker:
Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida, Director of Subaru Telescope

Emily Peavy, 'Imiloa

Gold is one of the most coveted and valuable natural materials in the world, but where does it come from and how was it originally it formed? Surprisingly, scientists are still searching for a definite answer to this question. Learn more about this valued stone and the science behind it at 'Imiloa's next Maunakea Skies talk titled "The Search for the Origin of Gold" on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 pm with Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida, the newly named Director of Subaru Telescope. Read more >

'Imiloa's monthly Maunakea Skies planetarium presentations are held on the third Friday of each month. Each presentation begins with a tour of the current night sky, featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible to the unaided eye, in our stunning Hawai'i Island skies. Following this, 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. 
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Maunakea Scholars Share Their Telescope Observation Experience
A Presentation by two Hawai'i Island high school scholars and Doug Simons and Mary Beth Laychak, Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope

The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held Thursday, June 15 from 7pm to 8pm at 'Imiloa's Planetarium.

The Maunakea Scholars program, led by Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope (CFHT), is a partnership among the Maunakea Observatories, Hawai'i State Department of Education, and University of Hawai'i. Maunakea Scholars 2017This innovative program is designed to bring aspiring young astronomers into the observatory community by awarding observing time on world-class telescopes to Hawai'i high school students so they can pursue research of their own design and inspiration. 

The evening presentation will include two Maunakea Scholars from Honoka'a High School, Hokulani Sanchez and Keilani Steele. These accomplished students used their telescope time on CFHT to observe dark nebulae and study the connection to star formations in our galaxy. CFHT Director Doug Simons and Outreach Manager Mary Beth Laychak will round out the presentation with details about the past, present and future of this unique education program.

The Maunakea Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

About the Maunakea Speaker Series
The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai'i. A venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.

For more information, visit or call 808-933-0734. 
PlanetariumScheduleNew Planetarium Show Lineup

June 1 - June 30

Tuesday - Sunday
12 pm     Skies Above Hawai'i (live show)
1 pm       Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
2 pm       Astronaut
3 pm        Molecularium (NEW!)
Saturday Keiki Show
10 am      Molecularium (NEW!)

Friday Evening Programming at 7 pm
June 2      Led Zeppelin
June 9      Led Zeppelin
June 16    Maunakea Skies
June 23     Led Zeppelin
June 30    Stargazing Live (at 7:30 pm for May-July)

Visit our planetarium webpage to see our schedule.

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2017 June Stargazing Live
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A Whole New Jupiter 
Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles

NASA's Juno spacecraft's first in-depth science results reveal a complex Jupiter with turbulent storms covering the south pole of the planet. These cyclones are each about the size of the planet Earth and are densely clustered at the pole. "We're puzzled as to how they could be formed, how stable the configuration is, and why Jupiter's north pole doesn't look like the south pole," says Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. "We're questioning whether this is a dynamic system, and are we seeing just one stage, and over the next year, we're going to watch it disappear, or is this a stable configuration and these storms are circulating around one another?"

Read the press release > 
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