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February’s 3D Hitchhiker’s Program, Viewer’s Choice

by vrecinto on January 31st, 2014

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s live planetarium program 3D Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, utilizes the 3D stereoscopic projection system in the ‘Imiloa planetarium to create an incredible journey though some of the most fascinating subjects in Astronomy. The next program is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7 pm and will feature interests sourced from the audience.  Chris Phillips, ‘Imiloa’s planetarium operator, will host the evening presentation as he “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour.

For this latest version of the popular evening live planetarium show the content topics of exploration will be determined by crowd sourcing from polls taken on the ‘Imiloa Facebook page.

“The audience will jump off Earth and explore ideas, like dark matter in the universe, or the local neighborhood of our solar system, all dependent on our feedback from those contributing online,” states Chris Phillips.  “This is a great way to garner the interests of the community regarding what they would like to explore in this planetarium program.”

The show continues outward and may visit other star systems with planets, or fly through the Orion Nebula, explore globular clusters, and even peek into the center of our galaxy. This grand voyage through time and space utilizes new imagery from data gleaned from the Maunakea observatories.

To participate in our poll visit http://www.facebook.com/imiloaastronomycenter  and go to the 3D Hitchhiker’s poll.

The Friday night program time is 7:00 p.m. 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 969-9703. Tickets may be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or JCB, by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours.  Tickets are non-refundable.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9700.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to www.imiloahawaii.org, or call (808) 969-9700.

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