Magical Moon Viewing at ‘Imiloa
Witness and wonder at the magic of the moons Friday at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
In Japanese tradition, moon-viewing or tsukimi is a time to celebrate the autumn moon with festivals, food and celebration.
A Japanese myth surrounding this autumnal celebration describes a self-sacrificing rabbit who is forever immortalized on the moon’s surface. Look carefully to see the rabbit in the moon.
This year the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will feature a live-sky presentation in the planetarium at 6 p.m. View the moon, take in the night sky and learn about the moons of the solar system.
For those that feel some hunger pangs throughout the night, the Sky Garden Restaurant is open until 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 general and $8 for members. Tickets are available at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, or by calling 969-9703. Seating is limited.
The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo.