Navigating by the Stars - Ke Kā o Makali'i

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Wednesday February 19

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7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Navigating by the Stars


Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium Presents A Series of Talks from Polynesian Voyaging Society Navigators, featuring Ka‘iulani Murphy

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – This month’s Hawaiian star line: Ke Kā o Makaliʻi (The Canoe-Bailer of Makali‘i)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Online Registration Required:

General: $10

Youth: $7

Members receive 10% off

At Bishop Museum, we believe in exploring the world around us and in the importance of sharing knowledge. Join Bishop Museum Planetarium educators and Polynesian Voyaging Society navigators as the stars are projected on Bishop Museum’s 30-foot Planetarium dome and listen as Hōkūleʻa navigator and Honolulu Community College Hoʻokele Instructor Ka‘iulani Murphy shares how voyaging navigators use the stars to navigate. Each talk will include an introduction to the night sky and will feature the Hawaiian star line most prominent that month. To help remember the pattern of stars in the sky, it is organized into four star lines, each taking up about a fourth of the celestial sphere.

Following each talk, weather permitting, you will be invited to the Bishop Museum viewing deck to find the stars in the actual night sky that were discussed earlier in the program.

Don't miss the other Navigating by the Stars Programs, click the dates below for tickets:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Iwikuamoʻo (The Backbone)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - Manaiakalani (The Chief's Fishline)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Ka Lupe o Kawelo (The Kite of Kawelo)


Other Details:

- Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

– There is no late seating, please arrive by 6:45 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.