Stars Above Hawaii

Stars Above Hawaii

Perpetuating Hawaiian Culture Through the Eyes of the Stars

Starting at $35/Person

Price Per booking: 

1 hour

Duration:

Premium Not Eligible

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Star shows designed by NASA Ambassador, Astronomer Greg McCartney. Be prepared to blow your mind away as we surround ourselves with stars that shine like diamonds and take a mini-vacation into space exploration. A genuine time traveling experience of romance and mystery into the unknown!

Experience Summary

Before Experience

When you arrive to the star show you will be greeted and meet your fellow star explorers. The star show will start off describing the night sky and how the stars move across the sky. This will be related to how the Polynesians used the stars for navigation. As we trace the Hawaii Star Lines with the use of a powerful green laser that gives the appearance of touching the stars above, the stars will be named in Hawaiian as well as other cultural languages if applicable with guests in attendance.

The Experience

This will be followed by the use of giant computerized telescope(s) where guests view the universe up close and personal, seeing inside the craters of the Moon to the rings of Saturn, Jupiter in color with its moons, other planets, and out into the galaxy and beyond, going through the life cycle of the stars from newborn baby star clusters to multi-colored star systems and on to the remnants of exploded stars. While the viewing takes place, additional discussions with guests take place covering any number of topics of interest with the star explorers in the group, ranging from the science behind the astronomy to other cultural understandings and mythologies around the world.

After Experience 

Last, but not least, a camera telescope will also be projecting deep space images (in color) onto a screen for all to see; and to take home digitally afterwards through cell phone transfers.

Experience Details

Locations

Transportation

Transportation 

Transportation will not be provided. You are responsible for you own transportation.

Experience Requirements 

Skills and Abilities 

No prior understanding necessary other than the world is not flat.

Know before you go

Be sure to call ahead for a weather check if you are coming from outside the Ko'Olina resort area.

Cancelation Policy

To Cancel or Reschedule, please be sure to contact us at least 24 hours before your booking. We do not offer refunds for cancelations or no shows. You are expected to be at your event 5 mins prior to the start time.

Alaka'i Affiliates

Greg McCartney

NASA Ambassador

Greg has an academic background in space sciences and is a NASA Ambassador, as well as Council Member to the University of Hawaii – Friends of the Institute for Astronomy (IfA). He is also a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.