3D Trip Through the Universe At Imiloa

February 5, 2014, 8:42 AM HST (Updated February 5, 2014, 8:44 AM)
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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s live planetarium program uses a 3D stereoscopic projection system to create a journey though the most fascinating subjects in astronomy at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

Chris Phillips, ‘Imiloa’s planetarium operator, will host the evening presentation as he “flies” participants out into space on a unique tour. This latest version of the live planetarium show also will explore topics determined by crowd-sourcing from polls taken on the ‘Imiloa Facebook page.

“The audience will jump off Earth and explore ideas, like dark matter in the universe, or the local neighborhood of our solar system, all dependent on our feedback from those contributing online,” said Phillips in a release for the program. “This is a great way to garner the interests of the community regarding what they would like to explore in this planetarium program.”

The voyage through time and space utilizes new imagery from data gleaned from the Maunakea observatories, the release said.

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To participate in the poll visit the Astronomy Center’s Facebook page and go to the 3D Hitchhiker’s poll.

Tickets to Friday evening’s show are $10 for non-members. Call 969-9703.

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