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VolcanoScapes in the ‘Imiloa Planetarium

by vrecinto on June 7th, 2014


‘Imiloa Astronomy Center presents the film “VolcanoScapes… Dancing with the Goddess” from Emmy Award-winning videographer Mick Kalber in the planetarium on Friday, July 11 at 7 pm. This presentation is not in the full dome format but in letterbox on the dome.

The two hour documentary takes a look into the lives of those who work, study,DWG-Photo-7 worship, take inspiration from, or simply visit Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. The program explores what being near an active volcano means to a variety of people, whether it is those who perform hula depicting it, or others who study it, write about it, capture images of it in various forms, guide others to see its wonders up close, or create artwork inspired by Pele’s handiwork.

The film will take you behind the scenes of thirty years of the producer’s amazing volcanography: high fountaining eruptions, the devastation of Kalapana, the ash DWG-Photo-10eruption deep inside Halemaumau crater, littoral explosions, lava flows, tubes, a variety of spectacular ocean entries and more. It’s the awe-inspiring beauty of the world’s most active volcano… told through the eyes and voices of those who are most intimate with the goddess, Pele.

Tickets for this event are $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Seats are limited and can be pre-purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by calling (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours. Tickets are non-refundable.

‘IMILOA AFTER DARK is ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s evening social entertainment series featuring an eclectic array of events.

‘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

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