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Saturday January 4

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7:00 PM  –  9:30 PM

The Stars Tonight TAKEOVER: Royal Astronomical Society features, Planets 360


Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium Presents The Stars Tonight TAKEOVER
Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Royal Astronomical Society features, The Planets 360

A special presentation of The Stars Tonight this month is featured by the Royal Astronomical Society. The RAS was founded in 1820 and and encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics, and closely related branches of science. The Planets 360 is a re-imagining of British composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite. It uses the awe-inspiring Fulldome, 360 degree, format to create a sonically driven and immersive experience, with classic and contemporary interpretations of each planet. For the classic version, awe-inspiring spacecraft images illustrate Holst’s original 1916 score. A modern, abstract take on our solar system neighbors gets a pulsing contemporary score to accompany it. The Planets 360 is one of the outreach projects funded by the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society as part of its 200th anniversary celebrations.

As always we'll also explore the wonders of the Hawaiian night sky! This month we'll see how to find Orion and the Winter Circle, Venus, and more! Weather permitting, stargaze through our observatory telescope and observation deck after the show and find the objects discussed in the presentation.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Lobby doors open, check in, enjoy planetarium lobby exhibits, 

7:00 p.m.
ake seats

7:15 p.m. - Royal Astronomical Society Introduction

7:30 p.m. - The Planets 360 show begins

8:10 p.m. - The Stars  Tonight feature

8:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Star Gazing through our observatory telescope, on the observation deck, and Hawaiian Astronomical Society telescopes on the lawn. Weather permitting.

Online Registration Required:

General: $10
Youth: $7

Members receive 10% off tickets


- Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating begins at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are fully refundable until 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the show. Refunds can be issued over the phone at (808) 847-3511 or in person at the main admission desk. Less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the show, ticket sales are non-refundable.

- There is no late seating, please arrive by 7:00 p.m.

- The planetarium is fairly cool, you may want to bring a light sweater.

- Evening parking is $3, please be sure to pay at the parking kiosk or have your member parking sticker on your dash.

- Members please sign in before you register in order to receive your member's discount. If it is your first time to register online please create a login and password. If you are a member, you must use the name and contact information for the primary member on your membership account to be recognized as a member in the system. Once you’ve completed the form, simply sign out.

- Special & after-hours Museum programming does not include Member guests benefits

- For additional information about evening planetarium programs, please call (808) 847-3511.