Hokulani: Looking To Skies For Adventure

The Hokulani Imaginarium mounts two new, state-of-the-art fulldome shows this month on the Windward Community College campus.

* The first one, Stars, plays at 7 and 8 p.m. this Friday and 7 p.m. March 9, claiming to answer the age-old rhyme, “How I wonder what you are?” by looking at the different life cycles and diverse deaths of stars. According to Imaginarium manager Mary Beth Laychak, it uses stunning animation highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters and more, and is narrated by Mark Hamill of Luke Skywalker fame.

* The next show is a family program based on the endearing and bestselling Magic Tree House book series by Will and Mary Pope Osborne. Magic Tree House Space Mission debuts “for the first time ever” at 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and will repeat at 7 p.m. March 23 and April 27 on the Windward Community College campus.

The show follows the exploits of the brothersister team, Jack and Annie, who embark on a special mission to uncover the mysteries of space. Laychak describes it as a fun-loving journey to discover the secrets of the sun, moon, planets and space travel.

Tickets for either show cost $7 for adults, $6 for UH students, military and seniors, and $5 for ages 12 and younger. For reservations, call 235-7433. For Imaginarium details, call Laychak at 235-7350.