Watumull Planetarium Programs for School Groups

Planetarium Programs

Bring your students to experience our recently-renovated Bishop Museum J. Watumull Planetarium! Our ChronosII star machine provides one of the most vivid, realistic recreations of the night sky available today, with 8,500 pinpoint stars and realistic, bright planets. Our Digistar full dome video system covers the entire dome in immersive video, allowing us to fly through the rings of Saturn or into the depths of the Orion nebula.

GRADES PRE K - 3: Stories Under the Stars
An introduction to the night sky featuring constellation stories from several different cultures.
• 30 minutes
• 75 seats

HCPS III – Benchmarks
Science:
SC.K.1.1 Use the senses to make observations.
SC.K.8.2 Identify different types of celestial objects seen in the day and night sky.
SC.2.1.1 Develop predictions based on observations.
SC.3.8.4 Describe that constellations stay the same, though they “appear” to move across the night sky.
Language Arts:
LA K.3.1 Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and ending 
Social Sciences:
SS.1.6.1 Describe ways in which own and other cultures express cultural beliefs and practices through stories and/or legends.

GRADES PRE K - 3: In My Backyard
A delightful tour of the night sky with cartoons and songs.
• 30 minutes
• 75 seats

HCPS III– Benchmarks
Science:
SC.K.1.1 Use the senses to make observations.
SC.K.8.2 Identify different types of celestial objects seen in the day and night sky.
SC.3.8.3 Safely observe and describe the basic movements of the sun and moon.

GRADES 3 - 5: Eyes on Island Earth
This new STEM program combines two exciting visual experiences, the planetarium and the Science On a Sphere, to explore why Hawai‘i is a great place to learn about Earth system science and to discover how NASA satellites help us in our explorations of the planet.
• 60 minutes
• 75 seats
• Available starting January 4, 2016

HCPS III– Benchmarks
Science:
SC.3.2.1 Describe ways technologies in fields such as agriculture, information, manufacturing, or communication have influenced society.
SC.3.6.3 Explain how light traveling in a straight line changes when it reaches and object.
SC.3.8.3 Safely observe and describe the basic movements of the sun and moon.
SC.4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demography, and environment of Hawai‘i.
SC.4.7.1 Describe that the mass of Earth exerts a gravitational force on all objects.
SC.4.8.1 Describe how slow processes sometimes ahape and reshape the surface of the Earth.
SC.4.8.2 Describe how fast processes (e.g., volcanoes, earthquakes) sometimes ahape and reshape the surface of the Earth.
SC.4.8.3 Describe the relationship between the Sun and the Earth's daily rotation and annual revolution.
SC.5.6.3 Compare what happens to light when it is reflected, refracted, and absorbed.
SC.5.8.1 Describe the relationship (size and distance) of Earth to other components of the solar system.
SC.5.8.3 Explain that the planets orbit the Sun and the moon orbits the Earth.
SC.5.8.4 Demonstrate that day and night are caused by the rotation of the Earth on its axis.

GRADES 3 - 12: Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
NOTE: This program costs an additonal $2.00 per person for school groups. Our newest laser show brings to life the story of Perseus, Andromeda, Pegasus the Flying Horse, and Medusa. With a live introduction from our planetarium presenter, your students will learn where to find these constellations in the fall sky to see a clash of the titans!
• 25 minutes
• 75 seats
• Available October 3, 2015 to January 4, 2016

HCPS III– Benchmarks
Science:
SC.3.8.4 Describe that constellations stay the same, though they “appear” to move across the night sky.
Social Sciences:
SS.3.6.1 Explain that different cultures have unique values, beliefs, and practices.

GRADES 4 - 12: Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars
Explorers of PolynesiaWayfinders puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your way to Tahiti from Hawai‘i. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories.
• 30 minutes
• 75 seats

HCPS III – Benchmarks
Science:
SC.4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demographics and environment of Hawai‘i.
SC.6.2.1 Explain how technology has an impact on society and science.
Social Studies:
SS.4.3.1 Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians. 
SS.4.3.4 Describe the theories of early migrations from parts of Polynesia to Hawaii, including migration myths and legends. 
SS.4.7.1 Identify the major geographic characteristics and demographics of the pre-contact Hawaiian archipelago, including its relative location to other major land masses. 

GRADES 4 - 12: New Horizons
Find the planets in the current night sky and learn how they are different from the stars. Then take a tour of the planets through the solar system as seen by NASA spacecraft.
• 40 minutes
• 75 seats

HCPS III – Benchmarks
Science:
SC.5.8.1 Describe the relationship (size and distance) of Earth to other components in the solar system.
SC.8.8.10 Compare the characteristics and movement patterns of the planets in our solar system.

GRADE 4 - 12: Sky Tonight/Space Update
Go on a tour of the current night sky. The program also includes an update on current space missions, depending on student readiness.
• 30 minutes
• 75 seats

HCPS III – Benchmarks
Science:
SC.4.8.3 Describe the relationship between the sun and the earth’s daily rotation and annual revolution.
SC.5.8.1 Describe the relationship (size and distance) of Earth to other components in the solar system.
SC.5.8.4 Demonstrate that day and night are caused by the rotation of the Earth on its axis.
SC.ES.2.4 Describe technologies used to collect information about the universe.

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