Stars & Guitars

A guided tour of Hawaii's night sky set to the sounds of classical guitar.

The middle of the Pacific Ocean is a unique vantage point for stargazing.

Located on the grounds of Bishop Museum, the newly renovated J. Watumull Planetarium provides a high-tech introduction to this ancient Polynesian pastime.

For the twice-monthly "Stars & Guitars" program, Planetarium Director Mike Shanahan is your co-pilot on a guided tour of Hawaii's nighttime sky with live classical guitar to set the mood. Selections range from Bach to bossa nova. Constellations and nebulae never sounded so good!

Weather permitting, the show concludes with an open-air session on the observation deck and a chance to look through the observatory's 12.5-inch diameter telescope.

A  terrific romantic evening for all secret science nerds. Complimentary map to the stars included.

For those who aren't night owls, the planetarium offers an abbreviated program during the day every day except Tuesday.

Reservations recommended. First and third Saturdays of the month, 8-9 p.m.