Presented by Planetarium Manager, Omega Smith
Awesome Light, a fulldome show from the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, shows discoveries from the giant telescopes of Maunakea. With unique access to these telescopes, it showcases the latest discoveries from the major international observatories located in Hawaii. Learn about the "Big Mirrors" on the mountain! Voyage into Subaru, Gemini, Keck, and Canada-France-Hawaii observatories to explore exo-planets, supernovae, and stars orbiting around the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Omega Smith is an alumni of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and has spent countless nights working with and around the telescopes atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. She will share her experience with doing research at altitude and what the recent volcanic activity on Hawaii means for these sensitive instruments.
"Awesome Light" is one hour in length, consisting of a 22 mintue film and fulldome presentation by a professional astronomer. Ticket reservations are available online only. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.
For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member please visit http://uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium.