ʻOhiʻa Love Fest
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

ʻOhiʻa Love Fest

Join us for the ‘Ohi’a Love Fest on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm at ‘Imiloa for a fun FREE festival celebrating ‘ohi’a trees! There will be Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) information, live music, entertainment, talks, games, prizes, face painting, a photo booth, educational booths and displays, crafts, demonstrations on how to reduce the spread of Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death, free admission into ʻImiloa, food, and so much more!

We will also be offering $10 off all levels of ‘Imiloa membership, whether you are new to ʻImiloa or renewing your membership. This discount will be reserved for memberships purchased on-site. Even if your membership isn’t about to expire, you are welcome to take advantage of this discount and renew early! And if you aren’t a member yet, Become a Member …and Make Every Day a Free Day!

This will be a zero-waste event, so donʻt forget your reusable water bottle! Weʻll have free refill-stations with ice-cold water!

For more information about Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death please visit: rapidohiadeath.org.

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STARGAZING LIVE
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

STARGAZING LIVE

View star clusters, nebulae and galaxies LIVE from the imaging telescopes at the Maunakea Visitor Center, all from the comfort of 'Imiloa's Planetarium! Join us on a journey to explore the stars and celestial objects from the 9,000 foot-level in real time!
Tickets: $10 ($8 for Members)
Only at Imiloa

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NAVIGATING the NIGHT SKY
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

NAVIGATING the NIGHT SKY

Friday, October 12th at 7:00pm
View the night sky through the lens of Hawaiian Voyaging Tradition! 
Navigating the Night Sky is an interactive program that features observations from the Visitor Information Station (VIS) on Maunakea coupled with a presentation by 'Imiloa staff on the Oceanic navigational star lines and Hawaiian Star Compass.
Tickets: $10 ($8 for Members)
Only at ʻImiloa

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Maunakea Skies Astronomy Talk Series: Dancing Galaxies
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Maunakea Skies Astronomy Talk Series: Dancing Galaxies

Dancing Galaxies: how to make new stars, feed massive black holes, and send out very fast electrons

When galaxies collide they take a couple of billion years to do so.  Our Milky Way and Andromeda will merge in the distant future. If you had a few billion years to spare and stare at the night sky you would observe a slow and gracious dance. Stars, gas, dust, and dark matter of the two galaxies affected at first mostly by the gravity of their own galaxies, will change their orbits and structures as they become more affected by the gravity of two, now merging galaxies.

The changing gravitational potential pulls and compresses some of the cold gas which then clump quicker into dense disks that precede the formation of new stars. The new stars then transform their surroundings with impressive outputs of light, energetic particles, metals, and even tiny dust grains.  While some gas will fuel star-formation, other gas will be forced to slow down its rotation, and swirl down into the central super-massive black hole. 

In this presentation we will look at how this scenario was put together based on multi-wavelength, multi-epoch, multi-facilities observations of gravitationally interacting galaxies. We will also discuss some of the remaining burning questions about merging galaxies that keep extragalactic-astronomers glued to their data. 

Presenter Bio - A. Petric immigrated from Romania to New York City at 14, graduated high-school at 16 with the misplaced hope that in college she will figure out how to extract energy from black-holes and also get a job at the United Nations to bring peace and equality for all.  While those goals were not very well informed or feasible, Petric got her PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia University in 2008 studying cosmological dust: how it’s made, how we can find it between galaxies, and how it was not confusing our estimates of dark energy.  After Columbia University, Petric went to the California Institute of Technology to study nearby, gravitationally interacting galaxies and identify which of them were harboring growing super-massive black holes at their cores.  In 2013 Petric moved to Hawaii first as a Gemini Science Fellow and then as the UH resident astronomer at CFHT.  Her current research focuses on how growing super-massive black holes affect the ability of their host galaxies to make new stars. She also has the privilege to teach undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and graduate students at University of Hawaii, Manoa. She also mentored several fantastic students in the last few years, several of whom have gone on to graduate school, and/or are now employed in Astronomy. In her spare time she volunteers for class-room visits, collaborates with local artists to come up with art-astronomy educational activities for kids and adults, works with the Big Island Giving Tree, tries hard not to be the last one in local swim races, and tries even harder to work with organizations that want to bring peace and equality for all. 

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Pink Floyd - The Planetarium Experience
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pink Floyd - The Planetarium Experience

The Dark Side of the Moon comes to life in all its glory, in this full dome digital presentation that truly has to be seen to believe. Lose yourself in the waves of colors, images, animations and fractals that dance along to this epic masterpiece. From "Breathe", to "Money", to "Eclipse", the digital interpretation of the songs takes audiences on an immersive thrill ride for the senses.  Presented in fulldome digital video and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, this is the ultimate way to enjoy this classic album!

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Ranger Visit at ʻImiloa
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Ranger Visit at ʻImiloa

Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, August 5 from 9am-5pm
A Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranger will be giving updates on the current eruption, including presentation on volcano geology, rock, ash and Pele's hair.
Come talk story and get all the latest eruption news.
Ranger presentation is included in the price of regular admission.

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