Astronomy Resources

Explore Hawai‘i 
Sunrise & Sunset Tables
Sky Maps
Phases of the Moon
Astronomy Highlights

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Astronomy Highlights

Phases of the Moon

Lāhainā Noon

Hawaii Sunrise & Sunset

Additional Resources

Online Learning Center

Discover the Planetarium Online Learning Center for activities and resources.

Hawaii Sunrise & Sunset


of the Moon

Lahaina Noon

Astronomy Highlights


About the Planetarium

Bishop Museum’s Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium was the first planetarium in Polynesia. Originally called the Kilolani Planetarium, the Watumull Planetarium has served over six million visitors and students since it opened its doors on December 11, 1961. Our Chronos II 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.

The planetarium has 70 seats and serves 70,000 people a year. The planetarium focuses on programs about Hawai‘i; a hallmark of its programs is the blending of live and prerecorded elements within each program.