Kilolani Masthead
Iune (June) 2016
Volume 11, Issue 6
Gardens at 'Imiloa

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
The next Led Zeppelin Planetarium Rock Show dates are Fridays, June 3 & 10 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 showing will take place on Friday,
June 24
at 7 pm.
Available in the
Bank of Hawaii
'Imiloa Store
National Geographic Laser Pegs
Dive down into the big blue world with this breathtaking 6 in 1 National Geographic tinted Oceans kit from Laser Pegs! Laser Pegs are award-winning, STEM-approved lighted construction toys. A variety of kits are available. 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!
'Imiloa Ikebana
June 2016 Ikebana

Mahalo nui loa to Ikebana practitioners & 'Imiloa volunteers, Sharon Midallia and Katsuyo Iwase, who generously donate gorgeous flower arrangements to 'Imiloa! Please take a moment to enjoy these beautiful
displays of nature as you enter our atrium.
Mahalo to our Renewing Corporate Members!

Ka Haweo Members

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Ke Kaiao Member


Mahalo to our
Corporate Members!
Ka Ho'okele Member

Ke Kapena Members

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Big Island Candies logo
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Kamehameha Schools logo

Ka Haweo Members

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 Corporate 'Ohana

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

NYCSuccessful Outreach in D.C. -- Next Stop: NYC!

Hokulea in DC
Hokulea in DC
Over Memorial Day weekend, our 'Imiloa team offered two full days of wayfinding programming as part of the Hawaiian Cultural Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.  Using the recent visit of the Hokuleʻa as a springboard, we trained nearly 1,000 visitors on the Hawaiian Star Compass and other navigation techniques, and then sent them into a portable planetarium to try out their newfound knowledge against a projection of the night sky over the Pacific Ocean.  Science taught through a cultural lens proved just as popular in D.C. as it is in Hawaiʻi, and we hope to pursue further collaborations with our partners at NMAI and the National Air & Space Museum.

Coming up next, we're heading for New York City, where 'Imiloa will be presenting an evening program in the world renowned Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History. Titled "He Lani Ko Luna, A Sky Above," the program takes place at 7:00 pm EST, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. For information on how to obtain tickets, please visit the American Museum of Natural History website. We'd love to have 'Imiloa friends and supporters with us for a very special evening.

Washington_ DC Wayfinding outreachWe are also pleased to announce that 'Imiloa will be holding interactive wayfinding workshops at NMAI in New York on Saturday, June 11 from 11 am - 4 pm EST. If you are in the area come learn about the Hawaiian Star Compass and how to use your own hand as a personal measuring tool to determine latitude, time, and direction. The free workshops are first-come, first-served and run every 30 minutes, 30 participants per session. For more information please visit NMAI's calendar and click on the event.

For further information on our schedule, please visit 'Imiloa's website or contact Margaret Shiba, Director of Institutional Advancement, at
MKSMaunakea Skies, June 17 at 7 pm

'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.

2016 June MKS paverJune's Topic
The First Steps Towards
Space Settlement


Rodrigo Romo, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)


Emily Peavy, 'Imiloa

Before humans settle on the moon or on another planet like Mars, the proper infrastructure will need to be built to ensure survival and protection of valuable equipment. Join us at 'Imiloa's June Maunakea Skies on Friday, June 17 at 7:00 pm with Rodrigo Romo, PISCES Program Manager. Read more >

Cost is $8 for Kupuna, Individual, Dual, and Family members; $6 for Patron Members; Free for Silver, Gold, and Corporate Members. Non-member rate is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at the 'Imiloa front desk or by phone at 932-8901. 
Imiakea'Imiakea Event Series, June 29

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Mark your calendars for the third event in our new series, 'Imiakea: Discovering Maunakea. It will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please check your inbox for more details as the date approaches.
KTA'Imiloa to Help KTA Celebrate 100 Years!
kta_logoKTA Super Stores helped 'Imiloa celebrate our 10th birthday in February, and now we are excited to be a part of their 100th year anniversary celebration this month! KTA will be having Saturday events at their Puainako location throughout the month of June. 'Imiloa will host an activity table for the community at two of their events: Saturdays, June 11 ("KTA Kids' Day") and June 18 ("Look to the Future Day") from 10 am - 2 pm. Please stop by to join in the fun or to just say hello!
PlanetariumScheduleNew Planetarium Show Lineup

June 1 - June 30

Tuesday - Sunday
12 pm       Skies Above Hawai'i (3D live show)
1 pm         Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
2 pm         3D Sun (3D)
3 pm         Origins of Life

Saturday Keiki Show
10am        Our Place in Space

Friday Evening Programming at 7 pm
June 3       Led Zeppelin
June 10     Led Zeppelin
June 17     Maunakea Skies
June 24     Stargazing Live

Visit our planetarium webpage to see our schedule.

Origins of Life
Our Place in Space

A whole new kind of vessel is surfing the waves of technology bridging Hawai'i's shores. The CyberCANOE is a data visualization laboratory and virtual reality environment located at 'Imiloa that is connecting University of Hawai'i students. The acronym CANOE stands for Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment.

Watch the video to learn more about CyberCANOE, located at 'Imiloa 
Watch the video to learn more about CyberCANOE, located at 'Imiloa

A scientific visualization data class at UH Hilo held demonstrations of their course projects on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 'Imiloa. The course used collaborative display technology and software tools that enable students in the sciences and the arts to work together. Nine teams of students in multidisciplinary fields--marine science, computer science, art, and creative media--from UH Hilo and UH Manoa, shared their projects in an event that was free and open to the public. If you missed this opportunity you can learn more about it by viewing this photo essay.
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Manx Comet, C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)

C-2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) 
The Unique Rocky Comet C/2014 S3
Image Credit: K. Meech (IfA/UH)/CFHT/ESO

Astronomers working with European Southern Observatory (ESO), Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) have recently discovered a unique comet. This comet closely resembles an asteroid and does not have much material to create a tail, which comets are well known for. Thus, this comet has been nicknamed a "manx comet," as it is similar to manx cats who do not have tails. Careful studies of this unique long-period comet unlock secrets about the early solar system and answers questions about what types of materials formed the inner planets. Click images for more information.

Artist Rendition C-2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) 
Artist's Impression of the Unique Rocky Comet C/2014 S3
Image Credit: ESO/M. Kommesser
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