Join us for a special, free presentation of Awesome Light: Chasing Celestial Mysteries, a planetarium show that highlights the research underway at the observatories on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
Awesome Light: Chasing Celestial Mysteries is part of a series of full-dome planetarium presentations produced by the University of Hawaii's ‘Imiloa Center. Featuring the research collected from the observatories on the now-extinct volcano Mauna Kea, the show explains the exploration of near-Earth asteroids and supernovae. It also features stories of personal discovery and inspiration by Hawaiian students.
The presentation will be introduced by Kalepa Baybayan, Navigator/Instructor at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. This presentation is offered in conjunction with the University of Hawaii's presence at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
This screening is free, but tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained at planetarium and Imax theater box offices in the National Air and Space Museum and via the Smithsonian Theaters telephone reservation center at (866) 868-7774. Note: service fees apply to telephone reservations.
The show will also be presented on June 28, July 4 and July 5.