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Hawai‘i Moon RIDERS Project

Hawai‘i Moon RIDERS Project

Next Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa
Hilo, Hawai‘i – Join Rob Kelso, Executive Director at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) as he introduces the Moon RIDERS Hawai‘i robotics teams’ work on the electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) lunar project and the partnership with PISCES, NASA, and Google Lunar Xprize.  ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program entitled “Moon RIDERS: 2016 Hawai‘i High Schools’ Experiment on the Surface of the Moon,” is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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Gordon Pi'ianai'a Talks about Hokule'a's First 20 Years.

 Reflections on the First 20 Years of the Hōkūle‘a

‘Imiloa’s Wayfinding Talk
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the wayfinding talk Voices from the Wa‘a: Reflections on the First 20 Years of the Hōkūle‘a on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This program will feature Gordon Pi‘ianāi‘a, the captain of Hōkūle‘a on its pivotal 1980 voyage, during which he, Nainoa Thompson and others became the first Hawaiians in some 600 years to locate Tahiti without using modern navigational tools. 
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Kona Harp Ensemble Plays in the Planetarium

Kona Harp Ensemble Heads to ‘Imiloa Planetarium 

To Play Under the Stars!
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the Kona Harp Ensemble on Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m.  Kona Harp Ensemble’s unique sound of three harps, various traditional flutes, a synth and percussion will take the audience on a musical journey around the world.  Enjoy music by Vivaldi, Beethovan, Pachebel, O’Carollan, Jimmy Page, as well as Hawaiian music and original compositions beautifully set by the backdrop of ‘Imiloa’s night sky.  Experience the beautiful music of this diverse and talented five-member ensemble as they converge on one stage for a rare afternoon concert.
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New Planetarium Show SUNSTRUCK starts April 1

Explore the Sun in SUNSTRUCK

‘Imiloa’s New Planetarium Show 
Hilo, Hawai‘i -‘Imiloa Astronomy Center introduces a new fulldome planetarium show, SUNSTRUCK, premiering Wednesday, April 1, 2015. SUNSTRUCK allows the audience to travel to the distant future to discover the sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. 
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Stargazing Live with the VIS

Stargazing Live at ‘Imiloa

New Evening Planetarium Program
Hilo, Hawai‘i –‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s planetarium introduces the new live stargazing program in partnership with the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station (VIS) on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7pm.
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