‘Ohana Stargazing – October 2022

Saturday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako


On Saturday, October 1, Our Kaka‘ako, in partnership with Stargazers of Hawaii, ‘Ohana Kilo Hōkū, and the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy, invites you to marvel at the night sky. We’ll provide high-quality telescopes on the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking garage rooftop for you to explore the beauty of space and find the celestial guideposts that led ancient wayfinders across the sea.

Learn the Hawaiian names of the constellations and the Hawaiian folklore behind them. Enjoy family-friendly celestial activities and keiki arts and crafts. Discover the intimate connection between ancestral wayfinding and modern astronomy.

Star Stream at 7 P.M.

If you can’t make it down to SALT at Our Kaka‘ako, you can still watch the Star Stream on the UH Institute for Astronomy’s YouTube! Turn out the lights and head outside to explore the night sky, guided by our astronomer and navigator live on-site.

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako Parking Garage Rooftop Activities

  • Bring your own blankets, pillows, chairs, and equipment to recline and stargaze at your leisure, or use a provided high-quality telescope for a guided constellation tour after sunset.
  • Participate in Ask an Astronomer Q&A sessions to learn about upcoming astronomical events and how to enhance your at-home stargazing experience.
  • Hear Hōkūleʻa navigator Ka‘iulani Murphy detail the Hawaiian constellations and how crews survey the sky while voyaging.
  • Hear the Hawaiian moʻolelo (stories) of how the demi-god Maui slowed the sun and the goddess Hina came to live on the moon.

The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako Activities

  • Become a navigator and wayfind at sea on the Hōkūleʻa using virtual reality goggles.
  • Get crafty in the LEGO® play area, where keiki can build figures alongside space shuttle models.
  • Walk through a scaled model of the solar system and discover how astronomers use starlight to create the deep sky atlas and understand the universe.
  • Receive a free KeikiDesk provided by Kamehameha Schools (while supplies last) and decorate it with stellar stickers before taking it home!

Ask an Astronomer


Associate Astronomer at the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Ask a Navigator


Hōkūleʻa Navigator

Native Hawaiian Storyteller


Astronomy Educator and ʻOhana Stargazing Project Lead

Stargazing Expert


Stargazers of Hawaii Owner

‘Ohana Stargazing Mission Spokesperson


‘Ohana Kilo Hōkū Director & Executive Director

Mahalo to our partners for making ‘Ohana Stargazing possible!

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