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Astronomy With Invisible Light, Saturday Dec 15
Seeing with Invisible Light
Next Maunakea Skies at ‘Imiloa
Hilo, Hawai‘i –“Astronomy with Invisible Light” is the topic at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Join Dr. Gary Davis, Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre, when he elaborates on infrared observations and its contribution to astronomy.
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) is one of two British telescopes on Maunakea. As the name implies, UKIRT specializes in the study of infrared light, which cannot be seen with the naked eye; in fact, for most of its 32 years of operation, UKIRT was the largest telescope in the world dedicated exclusively to infrared observations. This type of observation allows the astronomer to study objects which cannot be seen using conventional optical astronomy, ranging from very nearby cool objects such as brown dwarfs to very distant galaxies in the early Universe.
"Mystery of the Christmas Star" Returns
Follow the “Mystery of the Christmas Star”
‘Imiloa’s Holiday Show
Hilo, Hawai‘i – Trace the footsteps of ancient Babylonian astronomers at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center when the popular holiday planetarium show Mystery of the Christmas Star returns for a limited run playing Friday nights, starting Friday December 7 to December 28, 2012 at 7:00pm. There will be no show available December 14.
The Wall Returns to 'Imiloa
The Wall Returns to ‘Imiloa
‘Imiloa’s Friday Night Rock Show
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center brings back the planetarium show The Wall to the Friday Night Rock Show on October 5, 2012. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. each Friday night with ticketing at $10 for non-members and $8 for members. The show runs through November 30.
The classic Pink Floyd album is brought to life with a stunning fulldome digital interpretation of the sounds and imagery of The Wall. The Pink Floyd rock opera album, following the protagonist character “Pink,” was released in 1979, and quickly rose to number one on the Billboard 200.
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Tsukimi - Moon Viewing September 28, 2012
Tsukimi at ‘Imiloa
‘Imiloa and the Subaru Telescope Honors Moon Tradition
Hilo, Hawai‘i – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and the Subaru Telescope invite visitors to the Center for Tsukimi, Friday September 28, 2012, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Tsukimi meaning moon-viewing, is a Japanese custom honoring the full moon, where families gather to celebrate the beauty of the Moon with food and drink. Traditionally susuki (pampas grass) or other autumn flowers are decorated in a vase, and dango (dumplings), satoimo (taro potatoes) and sake are offered to the moon.
"Saving Hubble" preview September 7
Hilo, Hawaii -Discover the story of the Hubble Space Telescope’s near “death sentence” to cancel the last service mission and how the passion of scientists and citizens helped to set the path to save it.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will have a sneak preview showing of Saving Hubble, a new independent documentary film directed by David Gaynes, Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The filmmaker will be present for questions and answers after the presentation.