Fatherís Day Matinee Featured at The Hōkūlani Imaginarium

Windward Community College
Larry N Wiss, (808) 235-7350
Imaginarium Mgr, Career and Community Education
Posted: Jun 7, 2016

Share a wrangler’s perspective on the wonders of the night sky with the favorite men in your life on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. in The Hōkūlani Imaginarium on the campus of Windward Community College. The Cowboy Astronomer planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits presented from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way.

Through narration by American philosopher/poet Baxter Black, the audience is transported to the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and tales around a campfire. Black shares his insights on the composition of the night sky and the things he's discovered over a lifetime of stargazing. The Cowboy Astronomer is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Reservations can be made for this Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m. matinee by calling (808) 235-7433 between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; phone line is not available on weekends or holidays. Regular Imaginarium admission prices apply: $7 General admission; $6 WCC students, military, seniors (65 years or older) with identification; $5 children (4 to 12 years of age); free for children under 4 years of age (1 per paying adult), and WCC faculty or staff with university identification. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Imaginarium box office at least 15 minutes prior to start of program; unclaimed tickets are released for sale to walk-in customers on a first come, first served basis.

About the Hōkūlani Imaginarium

Located on the Windward Community College campus at 45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd. in Kane‘ohe. Hawaiian for Starry Heavens, the Hōkūlani Imaginarium is a high-tech planetarium and multi-media facility. The 84-seat theater operates a Definiti 4K fulldome system from Sky-Skan. The Digital Sky 2 technology allows audiences to experience immersive adventures in a true 360° environment. Viewers feel like they are part of the unfolding scene, whether it is falling through a black hole, flying through Saturn’s rings or witnessing the beginnings of the universe.

For more information, visit: http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.html